Thread: True victory?
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Old 01-02-2012, 08:29 PM   #1
dapidmini
Dojo: Surabaya Aikido Dojo
Location: surabaya
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True victory?

I heard some people say Masakatsu Agatsu means true victory is victory over oneself.. but O Sensei said something on the line of "There's no enemy in Aikido, therefore Aikido can not lose." I had a personal experience.. a student in my dojo says that almost none of the upper kyu ranks holder can apply the technique correctly and force him to fall (he is a big guy). and he said that some times he falls voluntarily when I do the technique because he respects me (he said I was a pleasant person ). of course, I heard this from another person.

then I thought to myself, isn't that a true victory? a victory where no one feels defeated? what do you think?
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