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Old 03-05-2001, 09:53 AM   #1
Dojo: Richmond Dojo
Location: Richmond, North Yorkshire, England
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 10
I know very little about Tomiki Aikido since I am a member of the British Aikido Federation. I do know however that Tomiki Aikido has some elements of competition in it.
Does anybody think competition is going against all that Aikido is? Would O Sensei approve of it if he were still about today? All though O Sensei did say that Aikido should evolve, is it right to evolve it into competition. Aikido is a true Budo martial art, and should not involve competition. Competition brings out peoples egos, and selfishness. Is this what we want to see in Aikido.

Jamie Fearon
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