Thread: Aikido as Budo
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Old 02-23-2006, 06:56 PM   #18
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Re: Aikido as Budo

Each of us has "our own" Aikido. Mine is different from yours, yours is different from his, etc. But there may be elements of yours that I would choose to add to mine, and vice versa. Fora such as this one give us a chance to discuss those facets of Aikido that can be put into words, to get new ideas and grow. We don't have to agree on everything, because even the notion that I don't agree on something can affect my ideas, and therefore my Aikido. We are all looking for ideas, like we are shopping in a market. You pick out what you can use, and leave the rest. I find it invaluable, even if sometimes frustrating. After all, you don't always find what you are looking for when you go to the market, but as long as you don't start throwing eggs and oranges at the other shoppers, it's all good...
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