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Old 05-18-2007, 06:38 AM   #50
L. Camejo
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Re: Poll: Would you consider aikido without a physical practice component to still be

I voted no.

Can one express the non-physical principles of Aikido without a physical practice? Of course.

Can one express the particular physical mind/body coordination practice method founded by Ueshiba M. called Aikido without a physical practice? No imho.

This reminds me of something I read on Judo recently. In the specific sense Judo is the method founded by Kano J. in the broader sense of principles and human development Aikido and Judo have the same goals. Kano called Aikido "true Judo" I believe. So if we are doing Aikido are we automatically doing Judo? Where do we specify the definition?

I think if we become too general in our definitions in the end we define nothing.


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