Re: Aikido's Attacks -- Reality and Effectiveness
Corky, interesting post and I hope to meet you some day - just for the record, you say "the idea of aikido as nothing more than a practice of self-purification as Janet suggested, if that is the way you want to see it..."
I apologize for this as it is tangential but cannot leave this unaddressed: I do not read anything in my words to come up with such an interpretation, and it is certainly not how I view aikido as my worldview specifically rejects a concept of sin or soiling that requires purification.
I do believe that my post specifically addresses the desirability of attacks that are martially meaningful, as in shomenuchi that induces nage to practice strong irimi.
Last edited by Janet Rosen : 06-30-2013 at 11:06 AM.