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Old 08-26-2002, 12:13 PM   #12
opherdonchin
Dojo: Baltimore Aikido
Location: Baltimore
Join Date: Jul 2002
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I'm with Bruce and Lynn, and I really enjoyed Bruce's post. Fear of being injured limits your ability to train hard. Knowing that you have a chance to get injured and not being concerned is just stupid. Part of what we learn in AiKiDo is how to train hard AND safe. In part, this is because of the philosophical underpinnings (if we can't protect each other on the mat, how will we protect anyone out in the RealWorld). In part, it is just plain practical good sense. Of course, that's what I like about the philosophy of AiKiDo. It sounds like a bunch of touchy-feely hogwash, but in the end you learn that it is just practical good sense.

Yours in Aiki
Opher
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