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Old 10-23-2002, 07:54 AM   #3
SeiserL
 
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IMHO, yes in the old days many people came to Aikido from other arts. It had a more martial foundation. Later influenced by Omoto thought, Aikido became more spiritual. Some schools of Aikido emphasis the first, some the later. Development implies a goal or direction. So it depends on what you study for whether you personally are skipping a stage or not.

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Lynn

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
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