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Old 05-21-2010, 10:38 AM   #21
Janet Rosen
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Re: The purpose of Aikido?

It seems to me the OP is going through a period of questioning/testing his own reasons for training, & this is a very natural & normal thing.

Many of his musings or concerns have nothing to do with why *I* train - if I wanted to learn hand to hand combat or a grappling art, I would seek an appropriate venue, not an aikido dojo - but I suspect it is not the deficiencies of aikido that are the issue, but his own changing goals. And again, that is a normal process; we stop being mindful, fully sentient and honest beings if we don't stay open to our own changes & question our priorities & decisions.

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