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Old 05-15-2005, 07:35 PM   #23
maikerus
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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?

Wasn't there a story about how Ueshiba M. didn't want to demonstrate his Aikido in front of the emperor because true Aikido would result in a dead uke? Word came back that it was okay to just show a watered down form where the uke didn't die so Ueshiba M. did the demo.

That would seem to me to suggest that "true Aikido" would not focus on protecting your enemy.

Anyway...

--Michael

Hiriki no yosei 3 - The kihon that makes your head ache instead of your legs
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