Re: Poll: Does the philosophy of aikido need to be explicitly discussed during class for the training to be "aikido"?
Every technique is an explicit discussion of Aikido philosophy.
I didn't actually vote because I don't know what philosophy we are talking about. To me there should be a thread that binds all the techniques together, but to me this thread is a list of principles like "Always push, never pull" and "Maintain your balance through every part of the technique" and "Don't overextend your arms" ... etc ... which are the principles/philosophy we should be practicing with every technique.
So....its explicit. But its not necessarily in any spoken language.
Last edited by maikerus : 07-25-2005 at 06:56 PM.