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Old 01-16-2012, 08:42 AM   #36
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Re: bokken suburi questions

David Soroko wrote: View Post
1. As a body of knowledge passed from person to person, Aikido isn't "self-correcting".

2. Aikido is martially effective.
I believe that 2 supplies the feedback for self-correction, and that refutes 1.

If not, then you are making a third assertion:

3. Aikido must have a certain form or else it is not "true" Aikido. Therefore, even if what a practioner does is martially effective, and was attained using Aikido training methods, then it is not at all Aikido.

I don't see much use in that idea.
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