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Old 11-09-2000, 01:30 PM   #18
Location: Chicago, IL
Join Date: Jun 2000
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ian wrote:
Personally I feel aikido owes much to the zen spiritual philosophy.
Everything I have read on O Sensei's spritual influences indicate that those were from Shinto and Omoto, not Zen Buddhism. Check out the interview with Stanley Pranin on this forum. Mr. Pranin has done some comprehensive research into this area, and he says the same thing. IMHO.

Robert Cronin
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