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Old 09-19-2004, 08:34 PM   #8
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Dojo: Rising Star Aikido
Location: South Bend, Nebraska
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 81
Re: Poll: How important is physical aesthetics in your aikido training?

While I can see and appriciate the beautiful and graceful moves in Aikido, I don't feel that they are vital for effectiveness. In our dojo we have a saying, " Aikido ain't pretty". I've studied direct and flowing styles and believe that both ways are effective.

Mike Taylor
Chief Instructor, Rising Star Aikido
South Bend, Nebraska, USA
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