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Old 06-08-2005, 11:27 PM   #86
Red Beetle
Dojo: Ithaca
Location: Tennessee
Join Date: May 2005
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Re: Aikido minus mysticism: a step forward

[quote=Michael Gallagher][

You might lose more than the name.
Please demonstrate how changing the name of a throw will change the throw, rather than assume such nonsense.

So this: Respect. It is a very big deal in many Asian cultures
It is even a bigger deal in Western culture, because respect has to be earned, not taken for granted.

But he is also a traditional Indonesian master. Why do you need permission from him to teach Serak? Because it isn't just something he picked up somewheres -- it's a sacred family heirloom.
Big deal. He needs to get legal rights to it if he wants to dominate it in the public. Rorion Gracie did this with the name Gracie Jiu-jitsu. Your teacher may look into this.

The martial art itself is a part of the culture. You are preserving it whether you like it or not.
You have yet to prove this.

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