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Old 08-10-2005, 11:31 PM   #14
PeterR
 
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Re: "Traditional budo" and "Fighting art"

I would say the perfected technique is one you can apply in randori/shiai.

Kata's primary strength is to give you the opportunity to critically analyze your technique under more controlled circumstance.

I also don't see a contradiction between Budo and Fighting Art. With Aikido I have a choice to either to learn its breadth or to learn what's necessary to dominate in a fight. Either way is possible without loss of either aspect. I of course choose to explore the depth but that's just me.

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
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