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Old 08-12-2005, 10:56 AM   #4
markwalsh
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Re: Article: An Aikido Journey: Part 1 by Peter Goldsbury

To paraphrase a conversation I heard in England:

:circle "You know the IAF Chair is English right?"
:square "You're kidding! Who?"
:circle "That professor off aikiweb; he lives in Hiroshima..."
:square "Didn't we nuke Hiroshima?"
:circle "Guess not...maybe they rebuilt it."
:square "Cool."


Interesting stuff, I particularly liked the article's emphasis on historical and political context. Aikido is often presented as if it sprung into being from nowhere, and continues to exist in a vacuum.

Mark
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