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Old 10-21-2013, 01:24 PM   #240
Kevin Leavitt
 
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Re: Is it still Aikido if you take away the Japanese clothes, etiquette and other things?

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Alex Fitzgerald wrote: View Post
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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