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Old 08-10-2007, 08:51 AM   #1
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Question What makes Aikido aikido (to you)?

Let's get this out of the way up front. It seems to me that I must I put the (to you) in there to remind people that one persons definition is not necessarily more valid than another persons and that losing civility in discussions leads to a fruitless exchange.

I do think that there are certainly more authoritative opinions than others, and I think the "Voices of Experience" should be carefully listened to before making a personal decision about these things.

A decision that necessarily must evolve as we train and change ourselves.

So back to the important questions:

What makes Aikido aikido (to you)?

What makes it NOT aikido (to you)?

Tarik Ghbeish
Jiyūshin-ryū AikiBudō - Iwae Dojo

MASAKATSU AGATSU -- "The true victory of self-mastery."
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