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Old 06-27-2006, 05:36 PM   #25
Mark Freeman
Dojo: Dartington
Location: Devon
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,220
United Kingdom
Re: Poll: Does aikido contain any physical principles not present in any other budo?

David Skaggs wrote:
On the other hand the primary aim of Aikido is to protect yourself against your assailant which is the goal of all martial arts.
I believe the 'primary' aim of aikido is not self protection, but a practice to achieve harmony with ki/lifeforce/universal energy, inherent in the name ai-ki-do Self protection is a by-product of the practice.



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