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Old 12-13-2006, 09:20 AM   #9
Ron Tisdale
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Re: aiki ethics and internal training

Hi David,

I wasn't trying to be obtuse...I know people with cerebral palsey who have pretty darn good aikido on the mat...they are also nice folks to hang with, and seem to have the whole spiritual thing down...

I just don't buy the idea that "aiki" is made strong by your behavior ... or that by training in internal skills your "aiki" is at risk...that just doesn't make sense to me. And I think some (not you per se...) in effect are making that arguement...even if they don't understand that that is what they are doing.

Best,
Ron

Ron Tisdale
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"The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of his behind."
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