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Old 08-30-2013, 02:44 PM   #183
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Re: Is is it still Aikido if you take away the Japanese clothes, etiquette and other things?

Christopher Li wrote: View Post
I never said that he didn't, whats your point?
Well, Osensei taught different students differently. You seemed confused about that.

Christopher Li wrote: View Post
Sure they do. The culture and customs at your dojo are different than the ones that were used when O-Sensei was instructing. That's a break. That you consider the break to be insignificant doesn't eliminate that point, if your position is that a change in the reigi constitutes a "break in transmission".
Well, you don't want to get into detail about how you think etiquette and such are different with my teacher than with Osensei, so we won't delve into that. But in general, culture and customs change all the time without there being a break. It is a matter of how drastic they are, the relative standing of the person or persons initiating the change, and in what faith the change is wrought.
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