Re: aiki ethics and internal training
Ron Tisdale "Quote: (D.Knowlton)
So, do I have to be physically skilled at aikido to be a good aikidoka? Or is it more important that I practice to be a better person?"
"Maybe they are equally important. I have to wonder why people pre-suppose that one is mutually exclusive of the other..."
Ron, I thought maybe you were being obtuse. Then I thought that maybe you meant the onus was on me - if I'm a good person my aikido will be good. Rather than cursing my father for my limp, and relying on my doctors to heal me - it's up to me. Maybe, if I truly purify myself my body will reflect it.
Very well. It's my own damn fault I limp, and I'm responsible both for being a good person, and being physically good at aikido.
Last edited by billybob : 12-13-2006 at 10:06 AM.