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Old 08-30-2013, 12:17 PM   #166
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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's a cultural transmission, dude.
My point was - which culture? Any culture, as long as it's Japanese? Because if it's a specific culture - say, the culture of O-Sensei's personal dojo, then you ain't got it.

Even in Japan, the culture, etiquette and customs vary widely from dojo to dojo - which ones aren't practicing Aikido?

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Chris

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