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Old 08-20-2013, 07:42 PM   #3
Chris Li
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Re: Is is it still Aikido if you take away the Japanese clothes, etiquette and other things?

Peter Boylan wrote: View Post
This is a blog post I wrote in response to a question on another forum. What do you think?
If anybody's interested, here's the original discussion:

FWIW, I don't see any reason why you can't strip out all the Japanese stuff and still be doing Aikido.

OTOH, I can also understand that Japan's innate ethnocentric tendencies would probably lead many Japanese teachers to tell their students that such a thing is impossible.



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