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Old 04-05-2005, 09:30 AM   #16
Brion Toss
Dojo: Aikido Port Townsend
Location: Port Townsend, Wa.
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 104
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Re: best aikido you have seen

Years ago I was in a band, and one night we were playing in a bar, the kind of place where they have a wire fence between the band and the audience. Not, I might add, our typical venue. In the course of the night, we saw the bouncers earning their keep. But near the end of the evening I saw one patron start shoving another. After the second shove he dove in for a tackle, and the shovee executed the loveliest little micro-kaitenage I've ever seen. Bouncers moved in, both parties were escorted out.
I've seen lots of beautiful Aikido on the mat, but that was the best practical application I've witnessed.
Yours,
Brion Toss
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