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Old 05-23-2005, 10:44 AM   #81
Dojo: Templegate Dojo, bristol & Bristol North Aikido Dojo
Location: Bristol
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 646
Re: techniquies in street fights


I'd prefer positive.

Aikido is martial art - not self defense..... Both irimi and tenkan exist.

Perhaps I could have added to the favourite aikido quotes thread "if there is going to be a fight start it".

I personally dont have any issue with taking positive action to control a situation and don't see that there can be any philosophical objection to nipping a problem in the bud.

To me this is good aiki and can be very effective in many scenarios...attack being sometimes the best form of defence?

Thinking aloud.........

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