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Old 07-29-2005, 06:39 PM   #26
kbor53
Dojo: Los Alamos
Location: Los Alamos, New Mexico
Join Date: Jan 2005
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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 am quite surprized by the results of this poll. I know I am doing Aikido because of its philosophy, not because I am afraid to walk on the streets (I'd buy a gun then). I see techniques as a path to understand the philosophy on deeper level. Sometimes the connection is not clear, so some talking is necessary. Physical fitness is a bonus, important, but still secondary.

Of course, just an opinion.
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