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Old 04-24-2011, 07:10 AM   #31
barron
Dojo: Calgary Aikikai
Location: Calgary, Alberta
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Re: Are we really doing O'Senseis Aikido?

The question that might be asked is what would O'Sensei's Aikido look like today, since it evolved so much over his lifetime. Would he be teaching from his "Budo " book (circa 1938) or from "Aikido in everyday life: giving in to get your way" (Terry Dobson, Victor Miller - 1994) and have moved beyond the physical/spiritual paradigm to more of a pastoral approach.
My martial art of choice is a path I am following as presented by the teachers who express it in a way that is relevant and meaningful to me.

Cheers

Andrew Barron
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