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Old 08-24-2006, 12:54 AM   #8
Chuck.Gordon
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Re: sceptic on the spiritual side of aikido

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Juan De La Cruz wrote:
As an aikidoka do we also have to embrace the almost religious aspect of our beloved art.
Nope.

I view much of that sort of thing as cultural background for the art. It's part of the flavor, and should be studied with an eye toward how it affected the development of the art, but is simply that: part of the complex weave that is the philosphical side of aikido.

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