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I have heard from people, who have not had any real life fighting experience, argue about pure Aikido vs. Atemi Aikido.
They equate pure dojo training, as real fighting experience. There also seems to be intellectuals who have not fought in the real world, who have convinced many others, that you don't need to train for the real world.
Those with real life experience, are portrayed as not knowing Aikido, as well as not knowing real life fighting.
New Generation have done it once again. They have started to look for technique flaws, before they have even developed a little skill, with any technique. They tend to resist techniques being taught to them and tend to brag about the short comings of the techniques being taught to them.
Old generation has now resorted to full bore, elephant gun, tactics and techniques. New Generation have been leaving foot prints on walls, floor, and on rare moments, ceiling.
The complaints have started to surface about the inferior techniques being taught to them, even though, they were thrown with the same alleged inferior techniques.
O Sensei was a combat army veteran, a street fighter, and a martial artist, who taught the way of harmony, and peace through Aikido.
He removed pre-WW 2 techniques, that would not get past the Occupational Forces scrutiny.
Perfection of character and soul was to be achieved through the practice of Aikido. No competition training had merit and great value. Tournament fighting was frowned on because it did not permit the perfection of technique.
Therefore, the perfection of character without competition, was an ultimate goal and achievement.