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Old 02-24-2013, 11:24 PM   #23
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Re: The Harmlessness of Humor

Joseph Bowen wrote: View Post
To paraphrase the great tome of wisdom from the Fudebakudo,"Martial Arts training is serious business, one mistake and you are dead.......we can only learn from our mistakes..."
I think the "one mistake and you're dead" attitude only makes sense under the assumption that aikido is realistic combat training, which it usually isn't. And anyway, I think serious business can be laughed at.

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