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Old 01-07-2011, 01:00 PM   #14
Gorgeous George
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Re: Aikido as Sport: Did O'Sensei Condemn It?

Attilio Anthony John Wagstaffe wrote: View Post
I don't see how else martial arts as an entity can exist without some form of competition, otherwise it becomes a mere dance and nothing else......
Life is competition .......
I think the idea is that the mentality of 'Life is competition' might make sense in terms of Darwinism - Survival of the Fittest - but it is untenable when considering the human race: this mentality was what led to the Nazis nearly exterminating the Jewish people.

I believe that many prominent aikidoka, who were members of the Aikikai, fought in WWII - and survived.

Last edited by Gorgeous George : 01-07-2011 at 01:05 PM. Reason: Corrected spelling
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