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Old 01-30-2006, 02:56 PM   #132
Edwin Neal
Dojo: Ronin
Location: Henderson, North Carolina
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 597
Re: Culture of Martial Mediocrity?

yep i like that story too, but to respond to the idea of the monkey see monkey do type student i have no problem with people who want to "do" aikido for fun or anything else... i just think it is a little dishonest and egotistical to say things like we don't do this or that in aikido, or it take soo long to learn/become functional as SD... i'm getting ready to read that thread on chokes which i'm sure at least some one will say is NOT aikido... Osensei said to take from other traditions and make them new and part of aikido... i believe this, ultimately all arts and techniques are "aikido"... he said he did not invent aikido but found it from his studies... shouldn't we do the same?

Edwin Neal

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