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Old 08-10-2007, 10:35 PM   #8
Nafis Zahir
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Dojo: Bucks County Aikido
Location: Pennsylvania
Join Date: Jul 2003
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Re: Poll: Is there such a thing as "bad" aikido to you?

I voted yes. I know there are people who don't have alot of experience, but that doesn't mean you have bad aikido. There are alot of people out there who don't teach properly and don't train properly. You also have a large political faction out there, that wants to deal in having a large amount of high ranking students/ teachers, and those promotion come rapidly. But along the way, effective and true form of Aikido is never taught, and the people become habitual in this type of training and then pass it along to others. Thus, we do have bad aikido. I'm sure many of the other people who voted yes, have either seen this type of thing going on, or experienced it at some of the many seminars they have been to.

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