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Old 06-08-2005, 11:00 PM   #82
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Re: Aikido minus mysticism: a step forward

Monty Collier wrote:
I was actually asked to leave one Judo school because when the teacher asked me what I thought Judo was ... I tell this nut, "Judo teaches a person how to throw, pin, lock, and strangle another person. ...
Being a master of Judo does not mean you are a good, peaceful, and moral person....
And rightly so! In fact, why call what you do Judo? Why not just call it jiujitsu? All you're practising is techniques of base violence, devoid of any moral and ethical basis. Let's call a spade a spade.

Yes, you can take the principles of aiki and apply it to what you do, devoid of any spiritual mysticism - but can you call what you do "aiki-do"?

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