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Old 06-28-2011, 10:03 PM   #12
hughrbeyer
Dojo: Shobu Aikido of Boston
Location: Peterborough, NH
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Re: philosophical or practical martial art?

When you're sharpening a sword, the first thing you do is sharpen the sword. You don't worry about the meaning of the sword, or the use of the sword, or the philosophical implications of owning a sword. You sharpen the sword.

Do all that other stuff off the mat.
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