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Old 06-10-2005, 03:51 PM   #30
James Young
Location: Orange County, CA
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 87
Re: Frustrated by unconvincing aikido

It seems to me when people say they want to practice with realistic attacks, they don't necessarily mean real attacks. As others mentioned the latter doesn't necessarily accommodate for safety of the practicioners, but you can have attacks with the realistic speed and intent (i.e. not going to stop short of the target, etc.) of real attacks and still practice with an accpetable degree of safety.
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