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Old 08-22-2013, 12:19 PM   #59
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Re: Is is it still Aikido if you take away the Japanese clothes, etiquette and other things?

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Matthew Story wrote: View Post
but I think it's dangerous to start imbuing trappings with some kind of pseudo-religious importance.
That strikes me as funny because budo (and pre-budo bujutsu!) is inherently pseudo-religious.
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