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Old 01-23-2014, 04:25 PM   #13
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Dojo: Big Sky Aikido, Bozeman MT
Location: Livingston, Montana
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Re: Use of the term Aikido"ka"

I find this discussion quite interesting. As traditionalists we want to stay true to Aikido's Japanese heritage and strive to make sure we are always proper. On the other hand, we now live in the early 21st Century and our martial art is international. At what point do we begin to stray from strict use of the Japanese customs and truly become international. Language is suppose to be alive to survive. So if the term aikidoka is being accepted in common use, then I say it is appropriate.

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