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Old 01-21-2013, 09:55 AM   #13
Ellis Amdur
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Re: A Consideration of Aikido Practice within the Context of Internal Training

A meme is an idea that spreads from person to person within a culture - For example, I first heard the idea about Bu as "stopping the spear" in a meeting of the Kobudo Shinkokai, in a little speech given by Kuroda Ichitaro, of Shindo Muso-ryu jo. He spoke about the question on whether it was "self-defense" (stopping another's spear) or "forbearance" (withholding the action of one's own spear). After hearing this, I began to pass on the idea, as exemplified in my essay. See Wikipedia for more on memes.

I would like to continue this discussion in the language section, so I'll be starting a new thread there.

Ellis Amdur

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