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06-07-2004, 09:34 AM
jThis happened around 1969 at a demonstration in ;Carmel Valley California. Sensei was asked by a student what he should if he was in a bear hug from behind and coldn't get in position for any of the regular Aikido techniques. Sensei said to do a good pinch on the meaty part of the forearm!!! The student said:"but sensei that is not Aikido!" Sensei replied:"It's not Aikido it's common sense!!!"

Geoff Flather
06-09-2004, 02:26 PM
And is certainly practical ! Osensei did say, " that Aikido was a practical martial art, not an intellectual art,"