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Old 12-01-2003, 07:11 AM   #9
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I think alot depends on training method. Most techniques can be done in a similar way to ju-jitsu, and still be called 'aikido'.

I would say some understanding of the link between aikido philosophy and technique only begins when you can approach a situation with a degree of 'emptiness'. i.e. no pre-conception of what will be. Thus response can be appropriate.

Saying this, I expect we have very different views on what aikido philosophy is!

Ian

---understanding aikido is understanding the training method---
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