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Old 01-19-2001, 01:45 PM   #3
Yo-Jimbo
Dojo: formerly Windward Aikido, formerly at Keewenaw Schools of Aikido (ASU)
Location: Formerly Hawaii Pacific University, formerly at Michigan Technological University
Join Date: Jul 2000
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Would, could and will.

I voted yes, but agree with you both too.
The question asked if aikido "would" be a positive influence. I saw this as the ability to do good, but not the certainty beyond freewill. Could aikido help anyone? Why not? Does every human being have something to learn from aikido? I think so. Will it or does it always perform miracles? No, unfortunately not.
Aikido may not be the perfect way, still mankind has come up with worse.
If one wanted a great arguement on semantics, one could question if anything that fails to help people even is Aikido.

"One does not find wisdom in another's words." -James D. Chye
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