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Old 09-15-2002, 05:41 AM   #3
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Dojo: University of Ulster, Coleriane
Location: Northern Ireland
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I'd agree that the history of the founder and aikido has an influence on how I feel and understand aikido, however I don't believe the priciples of aikido are a human construct, but were 'discovered' by the founder. I was told that Ueshiba had said aikido is a flower that just happened to bloom in Japan.

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