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Old 05-21-2003, 06:04 PM   #8
Dojo: Kenshinkai Yoshinkan Aikido
Location: Portsmouth
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 450
Hi Jeff

You and Jim can get in to whatever you want on this! But this a spiritual forum? This is an "Aikido" forum!

To O'Sensei Aikido was spiritual, but to many Aikidoka it has nothing to do with Spiritualism, which is different to "spirit"!

I must say that I find Aikido as mechanical by nature. I started martial arts (Judo) at 10 (31 now), graduated university in Mathematical Science, I am an Electronic Engineer, and an Aikido instructor! I find the spiritual thing a big turn off!
overthinking can be detrimental to the truth that we are all supposed to be helping one another find.
Thinking too much is only a problem to the Catholic Church!

All the best.

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