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Old 01-31-2005, 06:45 AM   #17
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Re: Poll: Do you currently care what your aikido looks like?

I'd agree that aikido doesn't have to look good to be effective, but using Tim's analogy, you could get a dead bird to fly by firing it from a cannon. i.e. I think we aim to make it look good (in training) because it shows efficiency and blending.

Maybe some people have different ideas of what 'looks good' though? In a weird circular argument, I think aikido looks good when there is blending and efficiency.

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