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Old 06-01-2005, 03:18 PM   #11
Don_Modesto
Dojo: Messores Sensei (Largo, Fl.)
Location: Florida
Join Date: Mar 2001
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Re: Poll: Is the spiritual component of aikido inherent in the physical techniques?

I generally defer to Peter G. on such matters, and he has said he doesn't see a "spiritual component of aikido inherent in the physical techniques". However, I can't help but suspect that part of the difference between ajj and aikido technique is precisely this, consciously attempted, i.e., the transformation of physical training into a...metaphor (into synesthesia?)

Quote:
David Knowlton wrote:
I point aikidoka to the 'chindon' of OSensei
Hi, David!

CHINDON...is that anything like KATSUDON?

Yikes!

...oh! you meant CHIN-K-ON.

Never mind.

Don J. Modesto
St. Petersburg, Florida
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