Thread: Aikido injuries
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Old 11-08-2005, 04:46 PM   #34
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Re: Aikido injuries

So, special appearance, if a parent tells their child not to do aikido and the child obeys the parent how can that possibly be in keeping with 'the spirit of Aikido' if as a result the child never learns any Aikido? If you have to learn aikido to know about this supposed FILIAL duty (which I've certainly never heard anything about during my training!!) then it all starts to become a bit circular.

IMHO, blind obedience to anyone, Sensei, parents, friends, whoever, is a bad idea and certainly not in keeping with the aikido I've been learning. Respect, yes - unthinking obeisance, no.
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