Re: How is aikido related to your spiritual path?
Aikido seems more like a medium, just as oil painting is a medium for Art. People can express themselves through Aikido just like oil painters can express themselves through their paintings. An oil painter can be a member of different schools of art, just as an Aikidoist can be a member of different schools or religions.
An artist might want to use a different medium, like watercolors, dance, theater or sculpture. A martial artist might want to train in TKD, Karate or Judo.
What matters is the individual expression. Maybe that's why Aikido is not a religion but a martial art.
Last edited by tedehara : 05-06-2004 at 08:54 AM.