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Old 07-25-2005, 10:43 AM   #11
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Re: Poll: Does the philosophy of aikido need to be explicitly discussed during class for the training to be "aikido"?

I voted no. As a teenager i talked about how judo made the rest of life make sense to me. Some religious friends informed me my viewpoints were 'zen buddhism'. i had no idea what that was, but did not argue. my sensei taught us judo - the philosophy is implied and comes to us intuitively - 'from our feet'.

i bluster and spew and have an advanced education, so realizing the value of intuition that is common to all of us, is wonderful!
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Yann Golanski ased "So, what would be the core of values that all styles of Aikido practice?...."

the only principle i feel i can hold onto (almost) all of the time is 'gentleness'.
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