Re: aikido and samurie
If you mean by samurai (long gone) Budo, no not really. There are parts of budo I think in Aikido and you and turn that up, but overall no. I think what is left of the samurai is long gone and like a photograph snap shot caught in books for us to look at. Aikido teaches peace through the mental discipline developed and practiced, modeled in Aikido, by the samurai. How much to you get into that discipline and what you get out of it is up to you. People aren't forced or subjected, it is choice how deeply you want to follow Aikido in this way.
Last edited by Buck : 08-28-2008 at 11:48 PM.