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Old 04-28-2014, 05:14 PM   #3
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Re: Change In The Martial Arts

Peter Boylan wrote: View Post
I've been thinking a lot about how martial arts change over time. I was specifically looking at the ways classical budo and judo change and adapt to various pressures. I wrote this blog post about it.
Well written, Peter.

Peter Boylan wrote: View Post
I'm wondering how you see Aikido having changed and adapted to various pressures, especially the pressure people have put on it to expand, over the decades.
Aikido, IME, has clearly changed the center of it's world to a more philosophical (peace seeking, healing, etc) approach and allows technique to be changed and pressured by that philosophy rather than having that philosophy be informed by the body work. It varies widely, of course, but that is my overall experience with "standard" aikido, such as it is.


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