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Old 10-22-2011, 02:07 PM   #1535
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Re: Aikido does not work at all in a fight.

Actually, in ancient mythologies we have not one single instance of heroes who weren't skilled warriors too.

It is only beginning with christianity that we developed heroes who weren't martially effective.
Though, one may speculate how much or at least till what degrre this applied to Christ Himself indeed and isn't, instead, a forgery or a misunderstanding of the later christian traditions which emphasized too much the meek side of christianity (indeed, Kat, precisely the type of accusation moved by that very same Nietzsche that you mentioned, who made a distinction between Christ and priests - and curiously enough the same distinction Christ made between himself and the pharisees for instanc ein Luke 11 second part of the chapter)

As a matter of fact: I come not to bring peace, but to bring a sword.

So, do we want a pharisee's Aikido in order to be aiki, or a samurai's Aikido in order to be aiki?
Because both apply.

And it is indeed what makes aikido stands apart: its emphasis on the "gentle" Art, delivers Aikido thoroughly into the hands of the myth of the good hero, of the good fighter, that wants absolute martial effectiveness matched with absolute moral integrity.
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