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Old 03-30-2005, 04:16 AM   #12
Eszter Tanacs
Join Date: Oct 2004
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Cool Re: Poll: How important is it for beginners in aikido to experience aikido styles other than their own?

I think people cannot be early enough to learn that there are other styles and other martial arts out there as well. Maybe at first it is confusing but at least they learn there is no such thing as 'best', only 'good'. Tolerance is very important. I've seen so many people who never left their dojo, acquired some grade and thought they were the best in the whole world while never even being close to real teachers. Also, if you realize there are loads of styles, you can choose one that fits you...
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