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Old 08-21-2013, 03:00 PM   #36
Chris Li
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Re: Is is it still Aikido if you take away the Japanese clothes, etiquette and other things?

Cliff Judge wrote: View Post
You were all "AS I SAID" as though it was only you and I talking. So I was like, "Excuse me is your name Hunter?"
Well, that was because I mentioned the same point earlier in the thread...

Cliff Judge wrote: View Post
Is it that these practices are not inside the logical container described as "japanese clothes, etiquette, and other things?" Because if they are, and they have some benefits which can be discussed, then I believe it is quite relevant to the OP's question.
I don't think he's really discussing the benefits so much as he's arguing that certain specific practices are essential and cannot be omitted. Conflating benefits with that confuses the issue because it's possible to get the very same benefits with very different clothing, etiquette and whatever.



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