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Old 06-16-2004, 12:43 PM   #14
Gareth Hinds
Dojo: Shobu Aikido of Boston
Location: Watertown, MA
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 28
Re: Aikido suffering identity problem?

Me: I spend a lot of time doing aikido

Public: what's that?

Me: You want the long answer or the short answer?

Public: the short answer.

Me: It's a lot of throwing and falling and takedowns, like judo, but less mechanical. More blending with the attacker's energy.

Public: What's the long version?

Me: So there was this monk named Bodhidharma who came from India and started visiting Chinese monasteries, this was several thousand years ago, and then....

Anyway, yeah, most people have no idea what it is. I try to get them to come watch a class.

Last edited by Gareth Hinds : 06-16-2004 at 12:44 PM. Reason: addendum
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