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Old 02-18-2012, 09:21 PM   #6
Chris Li
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Re: A hodgepodge system, in an information age.

Dave Gallagher wrote: View Post

I came back to add one thought. Aikido does not need to be accountable to other arts or to anyone else outside of budo or martial arts in general. Aikido can only be accountable to the person who is training. An experienced Aikidoka will not feel the need for any accountability.
Reminded me of a quote from Shoji Nishio - who was pretty experienced :

That's why most people's practice today is empty. They don't look at other types of Budo. Right from the start, the value of a Budo is determined by comparisons with other Budo.


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