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Old 06-27-2011, 07:37 PM   #74
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Re: What Is Your Frame Of Reference For Understanding Aikido?

Dan Harden wrote: View Post
My two quotes make perfect sense when you understand that aikido is in fact being judged...just as any other art is being judged. You may not like it, you may not ask for it but you can't escape it.
Well, sure. You can be standing at the bus stop and someone will judge you based on how your dressed, even though it's none of their business.

Dan Harden wrote: View Post
In light of that, everyone can so or do what ever they like, but if someone says they are doing something martial....and its fantasy land, they open themselves up for judging from those who know better.
Wait, so the only people who judge are those who "know better"? Somehow I don't think so.

Just because someone's judging you, doesn't mean their judgment is sound or should be listened to. Sometimes yes, but sometimes no.
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