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Old 06-18-2007, 11:38 AM   #1
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Poll: How important for you is the spreading of the art of aikido into the world?

AikiWeb Poll for the week of June 17, 2007:

How important for you is the spreading of the art of aikido into the world?
  • I don't do aikido
  • Critically important
  • Very important
  • Somewhat important
  • Not very important
  • Not at all important
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Old 06-19-2007, 07:28 AM   #2
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Re: Poll: How important for you is the spreading of the art of aikido into the world?

Aikido works for me. It is fulfilling for me. But I am not an aikido crusader. I enjoy that everywhere I go someone somewhere is practicing some form of aikido, and if I end up somewhere where no one practices aikido, I can forge ahead on my own, but I do not feel some sort of mandate or calling to spread the word and convert the heathen.
If you don't want to practice aikido, I don't really care....It's your choice.
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:44 AM   #3
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Re: Poll: How important for you is the spreading of the art of aikido into the world?

O'Sensei had grand visions of a world that's in harmony with the universe. While I believe individuals can achieve this, aikido being a very useful tool, you cannot realistically expect this from an entire society as a whole.

And why would anyone be an "aikido crusader?" I think it's contrary to our principals to proselytize ourselves upon others.
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