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Old 07-26-2010, 11:44 AM   #35
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Re: Aikido: more than a martial art?

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Benjamin Green wrote: View Post
Assuming that aikijujutsu was intended for use in war: simply asserting a lineage doesn't endow something with the virtues of its forerunners. Vaccines are derived by weakening more destructive pathogens but I don't consider an MMR jab to be useful as a biological weapon.
I agree with all of this. I was asserting a lineage to show how aikido fits a term, that's all. My point did not extend beyond semantics.
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