Thread: Is it wrong?
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Old 09-02-2003, 02:24 AM   #5
Paul Klembeck
Location: silicon valley
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 43

Martial applicability is the first and essential thing, every other good thing in Aikido comes only as a result of that. Be proud to learn working technique. Totally right, in my calm and nice opinion.

Master Friis,

I believe I will begin a crusade on this and other Aikido bulletin boards to expunge words like "reduce the art to mere dancing". Dance is a great art and the words merely and reduce are inappropriate. Please, say things like "reduce the art to a hollow shell" or equivalent. Then, you will speak true.

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