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Old 03-14-2001, 10:03 AM   #55
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 168
If the goal of any endeavor is something other than winnnig, than it is not competition. So if the goal of Tomiki competition is not winning, it's not competition. If it's not competition, why have points?

Again, I say that if the goal is learning to apply technique against committed uke who may or may not resist (according the rules)... what special benefit do I get from points?

I think at any one time a person can be ready to learn or ready to compete. And after they've lost, and everyone says "learn from this," you know what wisdom they can take from that loss? That they should be ready to learn more and ready to compete less.

It's a sad irony: In U's satori, he forgot every technique he ever knew; since then, generations of doka have spent their whole careers trying to remember.
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