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Old 05-18-2007, 11:26 AM   #55
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Re: Poll: Would you consider aikido without a physical practice component to still be

Both yes and no. The Energy Pracitce of Bob Nadeau and Wendy Palmer's Concious Embodiment both incorporate physical practice, but entirely Non-martial. However both of these practices are clearly aikido, to me.Connection, extension, center, circle,protection, compassion ;principles all identical.
And i have mentioned before, when looked at with aiki eyes, Tango is aikido, though possibly not budo. I do other things which probably are budo but also, entirley non-martial...


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