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Old 08-28-2007, 07:45 PM   #42
G DiPierro
Location: Ohio
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 365
Re: What makes Aikido aikido (to you)?

Mark Murray wrote: View Post

Well, I eat ice cream and soup with a fork sometimes. And I've been told that you aren't "properly" eating spaghetti if you aren't using a spoon.

You might want to ask someone else: "As to the use of a fork plus a spoon for eating pasta, all those at the table were adamant. Spoons are for children, amateurs and people with bad table manners in general."

Seems to me like if Ueshiba's vision of aikido was that of a fine sterling spoon, most of what is called aikido today is closer to a cheap plastic spork. Yes, you can eat a wide variety of things with it, but it isn't really well suited to any of them.
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