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Old 04-13-2004, 07:41 PM   #3
Dojo: New York Aikikai; Byakkokan Dojo (Toyama Ryu Battodo)
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 71
Mark Dobro (Doka) wrote:
I completely agree with Chuck Clark. To train only to reproduce what you have been taught is ultimately wasteful. If a species does not evolve it dies out, the same could be true of our martial art.
I don't disagree with aikido's evolution being positive, but I must step in on behalf of evolutionary theory and point out that there are several species that haven't changed much or at all in millions of years. Several vareties of bacteria, for instance, haven't changed in a long, long time.

Aikido is the art of hitting an assailant with the planet.
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