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Old 07-19-2005, 03:52 PM   #34
Dojo: Aikido of Ashland
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 395
Re: Catholic Aikidoka

I happen to be Catholic also. Surprising how many Catholics there are here.

Anyway i'm 15 years old and have been catholic my whole life , alot of my family is catholic. To me the important thing is not to mix religion with martial arts. I think aikido is based upon good morals but i dont think that should mean it should be considered a religion. Catholicism (or any christian reiligion for that matter) of course frowns upon violence as a means of hurting another person, but aikido is not meant for hurting others. It is actually the opposite , it is meant for defending yourself WITHOUT hurting others.

This is why i think its fine to be doing martial arts and still be religious. Theres nothing wrong with it as long as you are doing it for the right reasons.

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