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Old 05-21-2007, 05:01 PM   #9
James Davis
 
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Dojo: Ft. Myers School of Aikido
Location: Ft. Myers, FL.
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Re: Poll: Would you consider aikido without a spiritual practice component to still b

I voted yes. When I teach, I don't implement much ceremony. I do tell my students what I know about what spiritual and religious things O'sensei did in his dojo, but I don't do the same things.

Aikido helped to turn me into a person that was worth marrying. Aikido has helped a friend of mine to calm down after years of military and "hard style" training. Aikido has brought me into contact with people that I might have never known, and cultivated our friendship.



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Yeah, I think that describes my experiences pretty well.

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