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Old 03-26-2013, 12:06 PM   #8
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Re: how do we define martial?

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Demetrio Cereijo wrote: View Post
What has rank to do with effectiveness?
I just find it strange to think Nishio Sensei would dedicate so much of his life to Aikido if he really believed 99% of it was ineffective. Nishio Sensei obviously is concerned about Aikido retaining its martial integrity as an art and has sought to augment this by becoming a student of other forms of budo. However, he could easily have chosen to give up Aikido in favour of another martial art that he saw as more effective.
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