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Old 08-02-2014, 09:04 AM   #18
Adam Huss
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Re: Self-defense, Wisdom, and the Way of Aikido

Katherine Derbyshire wrote: View Post
But what does "train like your life depends on it" actually mean, given that most of us are not professional soldiers and therefore have other responsibilities beyond martial preparation?

A benefit of training in the budo is its a way to simulate such an experience. Gozo Shioda used to say train with the mindset of shinken shobu - meaning roughly the same as what I stated above. Kind of a more poetic way to say 'train seriously,'

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