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Old 03-30-2005, 03:00 PM   #330
Mary Eastland
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Re: Equitable?

Christopher Li wrote:
That's a big leap from a single quote. I've only trained with Saotome once in the last 15 years, but I got my shodan and nidan from him before that, and he definitely viewed Aikido as a martial art, if you ask me.


Chris, I think Ron was being sarcastic....just because we don't think of Aikido as being a fight does not mean that we don't consider it a martial art. Mike made a rather big leap there.

For me Aikido is not a is not about who wins a contest. It is about becoming stronger and safer, not just physically but emotionally as well.
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