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Old 03-05-2012, 07:30 PM   #204
graham christian
Dojo: golden center aikido-highgate
Location: london
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 2,697
Re: How to be non-competitive in a competitive world

Kevin Leavitt wrote: View Post
Thanks. So to clarify..then what you are don't consider it a martial art then?

So what do you consider it? A physical meditation, mind improvement process, or something like that?

Are you upfront with your students about the limitations of their training?

What is the end state you are trying to achieve for the,?

Just want to see where you stand on this so I can better understand your position on the spectrum.
Hi, been busy on another thread.

I don't think it needs clarifying as I have done so many times before. This time though I will answer but not go into debate on as I have already explained before my views. (unless it's a brand new question)

Yes I do consider it a martial art.

I consider it a spiritual martial art. Much like a zen martial art.

End state is stable, capable people, very end state is enlightened people.

I am very upfront with my students and they know the capabilities of it. There are no limitations.

I doubt that gives you a 'fitting in a spectrum' view. Best stick with outside of your experience view I would suggest.

Not much else I can say.

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