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Old 08-18-2011, 05:06 PM   #51
graham christian
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Re: philosophical or practical martial art?

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David Skaggs wrote: View Post
I no longer practice Aikido in a dojo, I do it at home. My spirituality comes from my religious beliefs and practices that I have had since a child. My philosophy about violence, peace, fighting, not fighting I got from my Dad when I was in grade school. He taught me how to box and when to fight that put an end to being bullied in grade school.

Am I practicing Aikido even though I do not practice Aikido philosophy or Aikido Spirituality?

dps
Wouldn't that be more Aikijutsu?

Regards.G.
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