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Old 06-08-2005, 10:38 PM   #74
Red Beetle
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Re: Aikido minus mysticism: a step forward

[quote=Nick Pittson]

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Aikido is nothing but an expression of the spirit of Love for all living things. &
The secret of aikido is to cultivate a spirit of loving protection for all things.
WRONG
AIKIDO IS COERCION
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How does this relate to a sankyo that makes your eyes water, or an irimi-nage that feels like, well, nothing at all? I have no idea,
You don't know how it relates, because it does not relate. You have no logical connection. It does not relate, because love is not coercion. Aikido is not love.

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but I am drawn to these ideals and embrace them as a fundamental under-pinning of Aikido.
You embrace these ideals irrationally, that is mystically, like so many others do.

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