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Old 05-20-2010, 03:41 PM   #2
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Dojo: Aikido World Alliance
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 88
Re: The purpose of Aikido?

Short answer? I practice to keep from going insane.

I didn't get involved in Aikido to become a tough guy, nor do I want to appear in any martial arts movies. Instead, I find it is more closely associated to my belief system regarding conflict and confrontation. Would I act any differently in a situation because I have studied Aikido? I certainly hope not.

I may be on the losing team of peacefulness, but neither do I see an answer in aggression. It's just a choice.


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