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Old 08-21-2013, 09:38 AM   #21
PeterR
 
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Re: Is is it still Aikido if you take away the Japanese clothes, etiquette and other things?

All that means is that Ueshiba did not want to see underwear - we could wear pants and he would be happy. ;D

Its funny though when I first tried training in regular street clothes (in Japan) my Aikido felt far worse than it usually did. I never believed you needed to dress in a dogi to be doing aikido but perhaps deep down I was fooling myself.

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
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