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Old 10-26-2007, 04:51 PM   #2
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Dojo: Tsubaki Kannagara Jinja Aikidojo; Himeji Shodokan Dojo
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Re: Poll: Is comparing aikido with other martial arts worthwhile to you?

I said it was worthwhile to me. I gain an insight into some of the relative qualities like approach and mind-set...I also get to practice critical thinking and communication skills, both integral to any serious martial artist or socialy-minded individual.
I think it's generally pointless to make better-than & worse-than comparisons. In my opinion, the major methods of training, when looked at on the whole, are essentially equal. The better/worse qualities exist primarily on the individual level of training; not the vast compass of most styles...particularly when different styles often have differing goals to begin with.

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