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Old 05-02-2013, 09:59 AM   #95
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Re: Can we see that aikido is all over the place in MMA?

Christopher Li wrote: View Post
I really don't think that you understand my definition, as I mentioned above.
I only know what you have told me. You have told me that anything done with aiki can be properly called aikido. If I accept that statement as true, it logically follows (since aiki is not exclusive to our particular martial art), that many different martial arts and activities could be accurately and properly called aikido, at least some of the time. And if that is the case, then the term aikido cannot function as the name for our particular martial art.

Even if I don't understand you at all, even if I don't understand aikido at all, that's still how language works.

Last edited by OwlMatt : 05-02-2013 at 10:10 AM.

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