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Old 06-13-2005, 11:57 AM   #250
Kevin Leavitt
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Re: Aikido minus mysticism: a step forward

are not love and peace universal concepts (values)? both Aikido and Judo share the same essential values.

from about Kano:

When Kano called Judo "a way of human development understandable by people all over the world," he was attempting to formulate an idea he had of organizing an international Judo federation to spread interest in Judo. By 1912, the Shihan had made no less than nine trips abroad to create interest in the new Japanese sport.
and this:

In the last few years of his life Jigoro Kano concentrated on the educational and spiritual aspects of Judo until the systems reached a level of intellectual and moral education as well as an athletic activity and method of combat. Actually, he referred to Judo as a sport with the three aims of physical education, contest proficiency and mental training. Its ultimate object was "to perfect oneself and thus be of some use to the world around oneself."
How does this differ from the goals of O'Sensei.

Both arts are "DO"s. The way to perfecting the human, which is made up of mind, body, and spirit. Aparently Judo does a much better job of hiding it's "Dogma" than Aikido, which is something to be much more concerned with because you don't know it is "contaminating" you.

Good luck on keeping your spirituality separate from the rest of your life in a nice little box. I don't see how you guys do it!
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