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Old 04-17-2001, 12:49 PM   #3
Dan Hover
Dojo: Bond Street Dojo/Aikido of Greater Milwaukee
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 132
Daito Ryu

I voted no on having to study DTR. My thoughts on this, is while it may give you a better understanding of our art and the evolution of a species, it will not really improve it. Like studying Latin, yes it will make a more knowledgeable on our language and perhaps a shoe in as a life line on Who wants to be a millionaire. But will it make you an orator like William F. Buckley? Probably not. DTR is DTR Aikido is Aikido. DTR is simply not Aikido with Atemi. But a different system altogether. We can take this argument to the extremes too, i.e. should we as Aikidoka read the Kojiki to understand O'sensei's Doka??

Dan Hover

of course that's my opinion, I could be wrong
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