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Old 02-25-2004, 02:16 PM   #48
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I know it's unusual for someone to flame themselves, but if it will bring up any facts it would be worth it. However as Dr. Goldsbury pointed out, reports by people who were there, are harder to come by as the years go on.

People look at atemi as a division of martial and spiritual training. The person who does atemi is more martially oriented than someone who practices techniques with no atemi. The person who doesn't atemi does Aikido because of spiritual development. This is a delusional way of looking at people.

A person who does atemi in training could be more spiritually developed than someone who doesn't. A person who practices technique with no atemi could have a stronger martial spirit than someone who always does atemi. To judge a person you have to look at an individual, not make assumptions from the training techniques that they use.

-- the other Ted

Last edited by tedehara : 02-25-2004 at 02:26 PM.

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