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Old 09-05-2007, 09:58 PM   #118
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Re: Why is there so much confusion about Aikido.

Salim Shaw wrote: View Post
Really it's the religious doctrines and it's methodology that some people don't care for.
And it's exactly those doctrines that some people DO care for.

Salim Shaw wrote: View Post
I love Pre WWII Aikido, what else can I say!
And I love post-WWII aikido, as do many others. Luckily there were many people who took many different things from O Sensei so we can all have a practice that suits us.

Ron Tisdale wrote:
All of these will have different viewpoints and interpretations, and I don't think it's possible to say that any of these is better than the others.

If we are going to highlight what the man says, we should perhaps ensure we take note of ALL that he said...
Amen to that Ron,


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