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Old 01-01-2009, 07:07 PM   #17
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Re: Effectiveness of Aikido in a combat situation

Hey Marlon,

Here is a blog of mine where I address some of the issues I believe you are talking about.

I believe what you are talking about is budo, as opposed to bujutsu. Studying martial arts for the sake of self development, vs. study for practical fighting skill.

What I was saying in my first post, was Aikido as a budo; a way of self development, or "enlightenment" seems to be lacking. The reason I say this is because so many of us (I wouldn't exclude myself here) seem to be no more enlightened then the average Joe.