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Old 06-20-2011, 12:56 AM   #4
Carsten Möllering
 
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Re: philosophical or practical martial art?

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David Santana wrote: View Post
the aikido I know has a very deep philosophical points such as: non violence, non ego/self,
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which part should we be more focused on? philosophical or practical side?
I don't think aikido or budo in general to be non violent.

I don't train and I don't teach any philosophical or religious issues during training. We just practice. But I train and try to teach reishiki/reigi.

Philosophical or religious aspects of aikido / budo I discuss with my teacher or students after practice. On the tatami we just train. This is one reason, why seminars are so important.

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