Thread: Equitable?
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Old 03-05-2005, 02:11 PM   #122
E.D. Gordon
Dojo: Shobukan Maryland
Location: Maryland
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 41
Re: Equitable?

Mike Sigman wrote:
Politics and political correctness don't belong in a dojo and they are the bane of today's Aikido.
I recently found myself in the position of introducing someone I really like and respect to the world of Aikido.
It was a real challenge to try to illuminate the politics and the possibilities of the art.
Fortunately, Rolfers have politix too, and I could make analogies.

The surest sign of this happening is when too many of the people in a school or style are convinced they are doing "The Real Thing"
AAAACK! Run Away! Run Away!!

Doing politically acceptable BS is an excuse for not really doing a martial art.
I just couldn't delete that last line. I liked it too much.

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