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Old 05-30-2010, 07:49 PM   #75
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Re: The purpose of Aikido?

It's a kind of a Japanese approach. Rather than over-thinking or trying to analyze too much just do the training. And - hopefully - you'll understand one day.

I personally heard Doshu Kisshomaru Ueshiba once make a similar remark - something like if you never missed training that in itself would be enough to become a shihan. I was surprised at the time. It seems to ignore completely the questions of ability and personal qualities like sincerity. It's like the Woody Allen quote: 90% of life is just showing up.

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