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You ever get
That most everyone
Doing aikido today
Oh, sure, you see
An occasional "star"
But even them
In the Octagon?
On an actual battlefield?
Despite years of practice
Slow choreographed kata
And some attempts at
What is left?
Perhaps a little more
Applied aiki would help?