Thread: Aikido Works
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Old 05-26-2005, 12:10 PM   #60
Michael Neal
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 601
Re: Aikido Works

Anyway, I will shut up now. I have given my 2 cents. I will just go back to practicing Judo and will fight to keep it from becoming an aerobics workout instead of a martial art. Unfortunately this same thing is happening in all forms of martial arts, not just Aikido.

People want it to be easy to get a black belt, to rub their ego, pretend they can fight, and not break a sweat while doing it. It is the lazy American way these days, and all martial arts instructors face the decision of either losing their students or caving in some in order to accomodate them and stay in business.
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