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Old 05-10-2005, 05:27 AM   #19
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Re: Poll: How realistic a goal do you feel is the "aikido" notion of defending yourself while minimizing or negating damage done to your attacker?

From practical experience, I have been very pleased with the limited damage which has occurred to me and to attackers. I think very importantly as well, the whole training method often results in attacks not being instigated in the first place (since you do not have to 'challenge' an attacker or adopt a threatening stance to assert your confidence).

Ian

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