View Single Post
Old 08-20-2013, 11:06 PM   #9
Janet Rosen
Janet Rosen's Avatar
Location: Left Coast
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 4,340
Re: Is is it still Aikido if you take away the Japanese clothes, etiquette and other things?

Christopher Li wrote: View Post
So...if Morihei Ueshiba trained outside in normal clothing, as he was known to quite often, it wouldn't have been Aikido?


It WAS at one time "normal clothing." It isn't anymore. It's funny: I love costumes, I sew a lot, and I tend to have different clothing for different things - at least for gardening and painting .... but somehow to me the keikogi is NOT intrinsic to the art. Whereas I DO think the bowing and other etiquette does add something to creating a mindset, I really don't think the clothes matter.

Janet Rosen
"peace will enter when hate is gone"--percy mayfield
  Reply With Quote