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Old 11-24-2003, 08:30 AM   #5
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Dave, we always have to base our opinions on a sub-sample! - I do think this is a cop-out. I've only tried a couple of others but I know of quite a few martial arts. I would say Aikido often does have a unique philosophy in that it i. it discourages competition and ii. it often has a underlying notion of minimal damage.

I can't think of any other martial art that fulfills these two conditions entirely.

Ian

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