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Old 01-18-2019, 08:31 AM   #3
Dojo: Allegheny Aikido
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 170
Re: "Perceptions of the Aikido Community" by Josephine Fan

I must hang out with nicer people. I haven't seen this mean-spiritedness the article talks about. I'm sure it exists, it exists everywhere. But is it more than other martial arts. Or even other subcultures?

Frankly, it just reminds me of so much bullying growing up. Aikido is the kid getting picked on more than others because someone more popular decided to do so. It's never going to stop because people are assholes. So what?
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