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Old 10-21-2013, 07:54 AM   #235
aikidark
Dojo: Aikido at Plano Dojo, Plano Texas
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Re: Is it still Aikido if you take away the Japanese clothes, etiquette and other things?

Is it still the military (as in martial) if you take away the weapons, saluting, rank, training system, uniforms, structure, discipline, rituals, rites, and honor? Now can you do aikido if you strip these things away,sure, but doing a martial art and practising a martial art are two different things.

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