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Old 05-14-2004, 10:09 AM   #17
Dojo: formerly Windward Aikido, formerly at Keewenaw Schools of Aikido (ASU)
Location: Formerly Hawaii Pacific University, formerly at Michigan Technological University
Join Date: Jul 2000
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Re: Poll: In your opinion, what ratio of "martial" and "art" is aikido?

We suppose that aikido is a "martial art" by definition:
martial art

Any of several Asian arts of combat or self-defense, such as aikido, karate, judo, or tae kwon do, usually practiced as sport. Often used in the plural.

(Nice to know that aikido represents 25% of the examples given in dictionary.reference's definition)

If aikido is a martial art, then what percentage is martial art "martial" and what percentage "art?" My answer is 70% martial and 30% art; martial being seven letters and art having three.

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