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Old 06-13-2012, 09:04 PM   #3
Chris Li
 
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Re: What enlightened beings were known as GREAT martial artists

I wanted to add - there's no reason to believe that the "Aiki body" type training is any less spiritual than anything else.

If you want to go down that route I would argue that it may actually be more "spiritual" (please let's not get sidetracked on a discussion of what "spiritual" means...) than conventional practice since this is the route that Ueshiba went to link his technical and spiritual training (and one doesn't preclude the other - actually, both are essential, IMO). He actually says something to that effect at one point in "Takemusu Aiki".

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Chris

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