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Old 08-30-2013, 11:22 AM   #162
Chris Li
 
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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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Cliff Judge wrote: View Post
it MIGHT NOT be if the instructors at my dojo all decided to start conducting class exactly as they do in Iwama.

More relevant, it might not be Aikido at our dojo anymore if we began restricting hakama to yudansha!
I'm sorry, I may be missing your point. Are you saying that what they're doing in Iwama isn't Aikido? Or is it that dojo where only yudansha wear hakama is not Aikido? Both?

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Chris

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