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Old 07-02-2014, 02:56 PM   #1
Peter Boylan
Join Date: Aug 2001
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The Most Essential Principles of Budo: Ma'ai

I hadn't planned on writing this post right on the heels of the Structure post, but a number of people asked for it, so here's my take on ma'ai.

What do you think?

I will note that the atemi and weapons practice I have seen in most aikido dojo, while often sincere, don't live up to my idea of effective. Because of this, I think many students of aikido lack the opportunity to develop a strong, broad understanding of ma'ai.

Peter Boylan
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