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Old 01-21-2012, 09:46 AM   #45
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Re: "The goal is not to throw"

David Soroko wrote: View Post
Very sorry for mangling your name. Its excellent that you enjoy the physical activity and the like minded people who come along. On your website you write that Aikido is "a journey" but not mention the martial aspect which is fair enough but then, why Aikido?
Aikido doesn't have to be martial. I know some otherwse very capable people who were drawn to the type of aikido that was cooperative and less stressful in nature. They will look you right in the eye and tell you they don't give a rip about effective anymore. They wanted that feeling of the ride and having to give in and give up to fit, because it was changing them on the inside in ways they enjoyed. That is a portion of Aikido (and Daito ryu) that is not written about enough in my view. Yet there it is-a strength that isn't stressed because people think they will be dismissed if it isn't always about the martial attributes. Even koryu isn't all about the martial attributes.
Once again, you can have discussion about a bigger picture that includes everyone.

Last edited by DH : 01-21-2012 at 09:54 AM.
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