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Old 05-25-2005, 11:50 AM   #129
Dojo: Finger Lakes Aikido
Location: Cortland, NY
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 976
Re: Tantodori no different

Alex Lawrence wrote:
.... So yes as I've stated a knife is deadly but the thing that makes it deadly is the psychological impact it has on the opponent which enables it's user to take their opponents mental balance and thus effect a physical victory, at which point a knife will kill you pretty damn quick.
Wrong. What makes a knife deadly is its cutting edge. The "psychological impact" --- freezing up at the sight of the knife --- yes, that is what will ensure that you get killed. But that is why the knife is physically capable of killing you.

It's not rocket science.
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