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Old 05-13-2005, 06:12 AM   #25
Dojo: Ren Shin Kan
Location: Birmingham
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 357
United Kingdom
Re: covering your openings

I've struggling with this thread a little. Are you saying that in a "real" fight you would never get hit? If so that in my experience is a nonsense.

Also counter to this that or the other attack cannot be planned.

Aikido's effectiveness is limited by the skill of its practitioner and also by circumstance.

Example I was once uke for a Shihan who "cocked up" his technique and left a huge opening. Reflexly he simply knocked me to the floor.

Was it Aikido or not?
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