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Old 06-07-2005, 05:26 PM   #17
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Re: Aikido minus mysticism: a step forward

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Keith Kolb wrote:
Mysticism is an integral part of Aikido.
That's an interesting statement, one with which I'm not too sure if I personally agree.

But, to make sure we're on the same starting page:

How would you define "mysticism" in the context of your thoughts in this thread?
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I'm sure they have equally disdainful opinions about my willingness to strike an attacker full force in the face.
Interestingly, perhaps, at dinner last night, a friend of mine from the dojo said something to the effect of, 'I guess I have no qualms about hitting people." We then exchanged some stories of people hitting aikido shihan in the face (purposefully as opposed to accidentally) when training with them...

-- Jun

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