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Old 02-07-2002, 11:54 AM   #7
PeterR
 
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Originally posted by Edward
Well, if you go back to the founder's words, he said clearly that Aikido is the true Budo..
No disrespect intended but I always found the true Budo statement to be a bit of salesmanship.
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Obviously we are doing one of the most refined, sophisticated and modern martial arts.
Well I happen to agree that Aikido is wonderfully refined and sophisticated although I might quibble about modern. I definately have a problem with obviously if by that you mean because of the above quote.

The idea of trancending destruction runs throughout much of Japanese budo.

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
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