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Old 06-29-2011, 02:25 AM   #13
Tim Ruijs
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Dojo: Makato/Netherlands
Location: Netherlands - Leusden
Join Date: Aug 2005
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Re: philosophical or practical martial art?

Hugh Beyer wrote: View Post
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.
What would be the purpose of sharpening a sword, when you do not know why you need a sword in the first place?

In a real fight:
* If you make a bad decision, you die.
* If you don't decide anything, you die.
Aikido teaches you how to decide.
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