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Old 07-14-2003, 09:26 AM   #2
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Dojo: Shinkikan Aikikai Aikido of Corpus Christi
Location: Corpus Christi, Texas
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 169
I can't remember what book it was (Aikido & Bokata, I think) but there was a little introduction at the begenning that said something to the affect of: "Aikido was created by a human and will not make you anything more than that."

While I will say that manoy aikidoka (most, probably) will adhere to the react instead of initiate mind set, I don't think that aikido will produce 100% considerate, self-sacrificing, agreeable people.

I guess to answer what you guess you're asking...aikido hasn't altered my moral standings, but it has given me greater respect for the the body (mine and others) and its capabilities.

The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
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