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Old 09-14-2007, 10:37 AM   #65
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Re: What makes Aikido aikido (to you)?

Well, the point I was making in my previous post must have been overlooked, since the post got its own thread space.

I'll detail it a bit more on what I meant in that post ...

Watching the video, there is a definite look about the techniques to what some people do in aikido. Very, very close. So, what makes aikido Aikido must go beyond mere techiques. Even more so, Aikido must go beyond mere use of aiki in a jujutsu fashion. After all, one of the founders of these arts was filmed doing demos that had "internal" principles. Which then brings up the question again of what makes aikido Aikido?

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