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The Martial Yen: American Participation in the Aikido Tradition

By Andrew Crawford, M.A.




The Martial Yen: American Participation in the Aikido Tradition

People are attracted to study martial arts for many different reasons. Many are attracted to aikido for its spiritual aspects, as well as for general health and social support. This article looks at the many reasons why those who grew up in American culture are attracted to the practice of Aikido. It looks at the differences as well.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 1 No. 4 (1992): 16 pages.


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