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Old 09-01-2007, 09:54 AM   #7
Dojo: Hans de Jong Self Defence School
Location: Perth
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 239
Re: Training for who?

Ignatius Teo wrote: View Post
Training for "fighting"? Isn't that antithetical to the entire spiritual philosophy of aikido?
Ah no, the principle of Budo is you train for war to have peace.

If you have a country of Oompa Lumpa, and next door is a country of Klingon's, guess what's going to happen if the Oompa's just make candy? That's right, eventually the Klingon's have a lovely meal, and some candy to boot after wards.

O'Sensei wrote:
it is wrong to be weak

Graham Wild
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