View Single Post
Old 08-13-2007, 10:24 AM   #25
Dojo: Nishin Kan
Location: Herzliya
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 171
Re: Poll: Is there such a thing as "bad" aikido to you?

The type of mindset that is taught in various schools of Aikido is more important to me than their technical effectiveness, partly because I am in no position to know what would actually work or not, and mostly because I don't see Aikido as purely the sum of its techniques, but rather a tool to achieve something more than a one-touch-kill machine, perhaps a form of evolution of the spirit, or insert-your-favorite-OSensei-ism-here.

While the goal may vary from dojo to dojo, Aikido that is perceived solely as yet another self defense system is my idea of Bad Aikido.

Voted "yes".
  Reply With Quote