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Old 06-27-2006, 02:32 PM   #23
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Re: Poll: Does aikido contain any physical principles not present in any other budo?

Mark Uttech said
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I disagree again. The primary aim is not protecting yourself. Defending yourself by instinct is a primary natural indulgence. Chimpanzees do it. Other animals do it. Other martial artists do it.
But an aikidoka is a missionary. Everything becomes part of the practice. Takemusu Aiki, and so forth and so on. Aikido continually returns to the question: "Now what?"
Mark, please define 'self'.

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