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Old 06-16-2005, 12:38 AM   #300
Sonja2012
 
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Re: Aikido minus mysticism: a step forward

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Phillip Kirkan wrote:
Why have training methods where there is a winner and a loser? If he wanted to create peace, he should have taught dancing.
Using a "fighting technique" is exactly the way to teach people that there in fact is not a winner and a loser. It is not about winning or about defeating. That is the whole point of aikido - to understand that there is no fight and therefore no winner or loser. IMHO.

Oh, and Kevin, as usual, I enjoyed reading your post
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