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Old 10-11-2010, 11:04 AM   #16
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Dojo: Tsubaki Kannagara Jinja Aikidojo; Himeji Shodokan Dojo
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Join Date: Feb 2005
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Re: Real aikido is not just for the dojo

Willi Brix wrote: View Post

New-age pontificating about how aiki all your life is getting, I`d rather expect, wouldn`t you?
I took it to mean "[Authentic] aikido is not just for the dojo" and can shape our lives in at least a few ways.

Mary wrote:
...what makes aikido a "way of life"?
Speaking for myself of course, I think a way of life is anything which provides guiding principles we use to shape our lives. For me, skiing is just as much a way of life as aikido. Of course they're pretty different. Aikido is far more formalized and codefied, but they both serve as great lenses to apply to the solitary path that is this life of mine.

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