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Old 07-27-2010, 11:08 PM   #176
Dojo: gyokushinkan dojo
Location: arkansas
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 5
Re: Aikido and being Christian

Alan M. Rodriguez wrote: View Post
Brother, Matt...I commend you for writing the things you're writing on this thread. They're totally, 100% true and orthodox. God bless you. Also...I have recently come to the conclusion myself that Christianity and Aikido are 2 very different things and belief systems...well...it's obvious with the religious aspect of it...but you know what I mean, lol. I still like Aikido...I still practice Aikido...but personally...I just don't believe it to be in accordance with orthodox Christianity. It's not a sin or anything...it's far from being bad...but...on the spiritual and theological levels...they're very different and do not compliment each other.
You totally contradicted your self here.
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Old 07-28-2010, 06:09 AM   #177
Mark Uttech
Dojo: Yoshin-ji Aikido of Marshall
Location: Wisconsin
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,224
Re: Aikido and being Christian

Onegaishimasu. Just to add my two cents, a contradiction is a perfectly natural thing after all.

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Old 07-28-2010, 07:03 AM   #178
Location: Massachusetts
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 3,023
Re: Aikido and being Christian

It's a five year old thread, guys...read the dates of what you're replying to, they're not listening any more.
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Old 07-31-2010, 07:47 PM   #179
Joe Wokoro
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 4
Re: Aikido and being Christian

As everyone knows, aikido spirituality is based on buddhism (zen). Understandably so, given aikido's origin in Japan. If it was developed in Saudi Arabia, it would have been influenced by Islam and in France, by Christianity. I think aikido can be stripped of religion and embraced by Christians. I have explored how aikido complements and parallels the Christian message in my book, From Kicks to Christ: The Aikido Way to God (avaialble on Amazon) and in my blog
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