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Old 06-29-2011, 11:44 AM   #20
Dojo: Sakumeikan N.E. Aikkai .Newcastle upon Tyne.
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,250
United Kingdom
Re: philosophical or practical martial art?

Philip Smith wrote: View Post
Appearances can be deceptive.

I remember Chiba Sensei once saying (to paraphrase) true compassion is having the ability to destroy but not destroying [your opponent] which sums up both practical and philospohical elements for me
Dear Philip,
Agreed. Cheers, Joe.
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