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Old 02-05-2015, 12:49 PM   #26
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Re: Is aikido a budo?

Szczepan Janczuk wrote: View Post
Have you ever practice Iaido? Me I did it 15 years, 3 times a week. If you have proper instructor, I can guarantee you that your body and your mind will be totally transformed, with the help of a lot of pain and suffering. Sur thing, there is a visualization part, but it is may be 1% of the practice, 99% is a very hard physical work and tons of sweat.

I disagree that koan is a shortcut; it is a simple helper tool. What you do to solve it, transforms you, but not before your body and mind are ready.

So pattern is everywhere the same.
Okay great. So how many times did you get cut by the other guy when you were practicing solo iaido kata?
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