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Old 05-18-2012, 02:52 PM   #2
aikishihan
Dojo: aikido academy/alhambra,california
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Why Have Martial Arts Demonstrations?

Hi Niall, I am in sympathy with all the views above, and embrace most of them as intrinsically valid. For myself, I believe that embu, or demonstrations are another form of keiko. The sparse opportunities to experience stress in our training make testing and embu prime chances to incorporate all feelings of anxiety, hope, ambition, empathy and fear into one glorious outburst.
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