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Keoni May's Blog Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 05-20-2007 07:47 PM
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.
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  #7 New 02-22-2010 02:46 PM
I would say that many perspectives of Aikido & fighting, have been analyzed to such a degree, that everyone has lost sight of the whole picture.

You can still look good using Aikido techniques in a violent confrontation. That is why you practice for many years. Not everyone is prepared to fight someone proficient in Aikido.

Aikido practitioners look for the flaws in techniques, that criminals and non-practitioners, do not look for. You are defeating yourselves before a violent confrontation has even begun.

You have the element of deceptive skills, combined with surprise, and practice.


I have recently suffered cracked ribs and bruised organs on the left side of my torso.

My law enforcement career is coming to an end. Maybe 60 years old is a good time to get off the streets of New York.

Too many injuries and illnesses over too many years. A scar for every story.

As soon as the long process of retirement paperwork clears, it is back home to Hawaii. Time to catch up on sleep.

My free time will be used to find a Dojo that doesn't mind a geriatric practitioner of the arts.


Someone at work wanted to see if he could touch my sore ribs. It was amazing that I could manuver around him without thinking about it.

What he didn't plan on, was me sticking a ruler, under his crotch, and symbolically slicing him! ...More Read More
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