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Old 11-22-2005, 02:08 PM   #4
bratzo_barrena
Dojo: Aikido Goshin Dojo
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Join Date: Apr 2005
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Re: Aikido And Self- Defense

Taking away the self-defense aspect of Aikido would be like taking away the goals in soccer. Maybe one would enjoy running around in a soccer field with a bunch of friends kicking a ball, but if scoring goals is not part of the game, sorry, it's not soccer (even if you call it that way).
Same with Aikido, maybe one loves to dance around with "aikido-like movements", one can even feel "illuminated", and that is entering to a new level of spirituality, but without the self-defense aspect, it's not Aikido.
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