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Old 05-17-2007, 12:20 PM   #47
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Re: Poll: Would you consider aikido without a physical practice component to still be

Christopher Li wrote: View Post
Basically speaking, yes, although I'm sure that someone will come up with exceptions and caveats.
Well at least that explains some of the confusion here. Since you're asking me to read something which I have no access to to appreciate where you're coming from, I cannot speak intelligently on your comments. I must say that I disagree however, that a goal or end result defines a path. All types of psychotherapy have the goal to improve the mental health of the patient, yet there are very real and meaningful differences between say Existential Phenomenological Therapy, Jungian Analysis and Behavioral Therapy (for example). Same goal, different thing. Since most people will never achieve the goal in question, the path walked is by far the more meaningful point of discussion.

Chris Moses
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