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Old 06-10-2005, 12:51 AM   #19
Sonja2012
 
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Re: How Samurai i s aikido

I actually wanted to post a new thread, but as we are discussing the samurai already IŽll post my question here.

I was told when I started aikido that the samurai had seven virtues (which is why the hakama has seven folds). Now, the other day somebody told me that after reading a lot about samurai she found out that some sources say that there were actually eight virtues. Does anybody know what is true here? I always assumed that this would be a rather clear thing, but from what my friend said it seems a bit more fuzzy ....
And if you do happen to know about the eigth one (if it exists), could you tell me what it is ? (Another friend of mine was wondering if maybe they added "not smoking" to the list or something )

Thanks!
Sonja
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