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Old 08-29-2007, 12:30 AM   #57
jennifer paige smith
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Re: Why is there so much confusion about Aikido.

Graham Wild wrote: View Post
This is exactly why in Yoseikan we can learn Karate and Judo techniques, but we are still doing Aikido.

Yes. With observation and participation of natural law and principles (choose the language that resonates with you) the arena broadens in many directions to become more inclusive ( or universal).

I believe it helps to read O'Senseis words to maintain a connection to his natural experiences and subsequent wisdom. This gives a mental framework as well as a physical framework for aikido practice.

Jennifer Paige Smith
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