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Old 08-29-2013, 03:23 PM   #1
Mary Eastland
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Understanding of Aikido

Carsten Mollering wrote:
I think I get, what you mean. And if you understand Aikido the way you do, you are right.
I don't want to argue against your understanding of what Aikido is. Just want to say that my understanding is different. And maybe whether one "needs" hakama, etiquette etc. to call it aikidô or not depends also on our image of what aikidô is?
Carsten, I think this an excellent point. I started another thread as not to hijack the other one.

For me, aikido is the resolution of conflict with least possible harm to me and to the other person. Both of those situations were resolved with no physical injury and for me no emotional injury. To me, that is Aikido.

What is your understanding of Aikido?

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