Re: ?? Exaggeration in Aikido ??
"if you think that that's what you'll be doing consistently in reality against a true bad guy - you've fallen victim to exactly the exaggeration under discussion." Thanks for steering the thread back to the main point, which is "exaggeration in Aikido." Allot of the responses to the thread actually use exaggeration to defend against the exaggeration of Aikido. Funny? I love Aikido, but why not keep it real(not to say most don't)? I guess to some people, they both like, and feel that they are invincible to multiple, and or bigger attackers! They truly seem to believe ending up on the ground just isn't much of a reality to be concerned with?