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Old 09-23-2002, 08:30 AM   #15
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Edward Karaa (Edward) wrote:
It's more like trashing, if you like. And, no, I don't have a very aiki attitude. Can you describe aiki attitude please? Does it mean love and peace? And no again, this is not the reason keeping me from raising in the grades.
Hi Edward!

You got me cornered here since I'm not really sure what the difference is between 'destroying' and 'trashing'. Anyway both words implies in my ears a lack of care for your training partner, which I believe to be at least a part of what I call 'Aiki attitude'. And no! I am not one of these 'aikido is a dance' or 'embrace the world through love' type of aikidoka but I do believe it to be essential that one treats ones trainingpartners with respect and care for them - even if they are total pinheads

Mind you this is my conception of what would be ideal - not the way I practice. I still have a long way to go before I can say my attitude is 'aiki'

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