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Old 07-05-2005, 08:03 PM   #53
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Re: Weapons training leads to good aikido.

Rupert Atkinson wrote:
It is not necessary to know how to row a boat to fight with an oar, or cut grass with a sickle, but it could help And imagine hundreds of years when fighting erupted in the countryside - people would take up tools (weapons) they were 'familiar' with.

Hi Rupert,

Actually I would totally agree with what you say here above. I'm just focusing in more on the words, "not necessary" and "could help."

take care,

David M. Valadez
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