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Old 07-26-2005, 02:35 PM   #69
Ron Tisdale
Dojo: Doshinkan dojo in Roxborough, Pa
Location: Phila. Pa
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 4,614
Re: ?? Exaggeration in Aikido ??

I'm not sure its an attack, I think its more a request for context. Strong statements deserve the appropriate context.

For example: I say I can whoop anyone on this board (People who've met me start to snicker), but I don't say why I think that. Now, if I'd trained in boxing at the golden gloves level, wrestled in division 1 during college, and now train in aikido 6 to 7 times a week for 2 to 3 hours for the last 10 years...and weigh 200 pounds...people might not hesitate to believe I'd do pretty good at whooping board members.

But since the most boxing experience was in gym class, some kickboxing and back yard stuff, the wresling was Div. 3 (and I stunk), I train about 2 to 3 times a week tops most of the time now, and I don't weigh 200 pounds, no, the context doesn't support the statement.

Ron (aw shucks)

Ron Tisdale
"The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of his behind."
St. Bonaventure (ca. 1221-1274)
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