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Old 05-14-2004, 03:50 AM   #71
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Re: Aikido and Samurai: a few questions

Hi Charles;

It was Chris that pointed out to me at least that there is no the in Japanese. There being a huge difference between Aikido is the true Budo and true Budo. The former is comparative and judgmental, the latter not.

There are a number of differing stories about the event but just think of the different ways Hontai is used in Japanese. Could mean true, real, genuine, good, etc with a whole rash of nuance.

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
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