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Old 02-07-2001, 07:37 AM   #6
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Dojo: University of Ulster, Coleriane
Location: Northern Ireland
Join Date: Oct 2000
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zen and aikido could not go better together. It was aikido which introduced me to eastern philosophy. However I don't know whether I would consider myself a buddhist or a taoist (zen has its own set of indoctrination, as all organised religions, such as the koan and formal meditation).

Good thing is that you don't have to be a zen person to practise aikido so you tend not to 'stink of zen' during practise, as it is only on relfection that you realise the similarities.

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