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Old 08-26-2007, 03:25 PM   #35
Daniel Ranger-Holt
Location: Luton
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Re: What makes Aikido aikido (to you)?

Aikido to me is blending, redirecting force, to halt a basic but powerful attack, from whatever angle and walking away from it. Hoping the attacker will see sence. I don't follow the spiritual side of it. A lot of what O Sensei said went over my little brain, but that's just me. It's the "agreement" aspect to the conflict that fascinates me about Aikido. Yeh, i'd say Aikido is blending.
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