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Old 08-16-2008, 11:41 AM   #20
Demetrio Cereijo
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 2,254
Re: The continued Evolution of Aikido

Szczepan Janczuk wrote: View Post
You may like it or no, but Founder meant aikido as misogi, and aikido techniques are tools to achieve this goal.

One must have very deep knowledge of human nature and did tons of ikkyo when we talk about modification of tools that transform body and mind. We are not here on the level of building speed of entry for a technique, or power of throw. These proprieties are only byproducts of internal transformation, not primary goals. Of course, you can limit your aikido practice to improve its physical elements only, but then you can't use word of ‘evolution' -- it will be simply pretentious LOL.
Then, if these byproducts are not present, the internal transformation is not happening, isn't it?

Buck wrote:
Aikido's objective is self-victory.
I'm not sure about this. Is misogui really a mean to achieve self-victory?