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Old 02-26-2006, 02:49 AM   #2
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Re: Poll: How necessary are organizations in aikido?

You left out the option for "a necessary evil"

I think a parent organization for any martial art is vitally important. It provides a sense of connection to a greater whole. It also provides a sense of lineage and hierarchy, which provides legitimacy of rank to those that follow.

OTOH, the inherent pitfalls of any organized community can do a great disservice to those it aims to serve.

A necessary evil, IMO.

Ignatius
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