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Old 08-13-2007, 11:24 AM   #25
RoyK
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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".
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