Thread: Aikido injuries
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Old 11-08-2005, 02:46 PM   #31
Fred Little
Dojo: NJIT Budokai
Location: State Line NJ/NY
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Re: Aikido injuries

Ah....filial piety!

One of the classic neo-Confucian tales of filial piety formerly widely circulated in China and Japan told -- with great approval -- the heartwarming story of a girl so virtuous and devoted to her impoverished parents that she sold herself into prostitution to pay for their burial expenses.

Closer to home, looking to the Founder of Aikido, or his teachers, or his students as guides to appropriate social conduct in 21st Century America is not a terribly productive pursuit, though I suppose we build our justifications for what we've already decided is right out of what straw and mud we have at hand.

Fred Little
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