Thread: Missing Links!
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Old 12-05-2003, 08:49 AM   #3
happysod
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Nafis, "Do you think that these 3 missing links will ever find their way back to aikido?

" - the answer is obvious, just become a sensei (if you're not already) and stop the rot!

Although I can agree with the sentiments, I find them a bit pointless as you have really only two options.

1) Accept your current dojo may be less martial than you'd like and just maintain your own standards (a must anyway, be your own best critic)

2) Change dojos

I don't think any blanket "statement of intent" will ever keep an art true to it's stated intentions, that's the job of everyone who is practicing it. If you read some other forums, even bjj are starting to bemoan dropping standards and the increase of politics, and that's in an art based on nhb sparring.
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