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Old 08-21-2013, 05:21 PM   #39
Chris Li
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Re: Is is it still Aikido if you take away the Japanese clothes, etiquette and other things?

Peter Boylan wrote: View Post
This is pretty much a discussion that can only be had with gendai arts like Aikido. The koryu arts are pretty clear about how much change is acceptable (not much. You either adapt yourself to the system or go do something else).
That will change if the balance ever shifts, as it already has in Aikido, away from Japan (yes, I know that may involve splits - but those are common in Japan, too).



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