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Old 08-31-2013, 01:07 PM   #196
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Re: Is it still Aikido if you take away the Japanese clothes, etiquette and other things?

Peter Boylan wrote: View Post
Watching this lovely thread, what I am taking away from the discussion is that maybe there isn't an "Aikido" anymore. It looks like the different lines may have drifted far enough apart that "Aikido" as a proper name doesn't work, and you have to shift to "aikido" as a broad, general class.
I'm with Chris; I think this is true and has been true for a long time, maybe even going all the way back to Ueshiba's lifetime.

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