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Old 07-21-2000, 07:39 AM   #7
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Re: weapons for a non-offensive martial art?

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typewriting_monkey wrote:
Would an Aikido practitioner learn to use various weapons simply for the sake of defending him/herself from those who would use them offensively, or do Aikido practitioners occasionally use weapons for offensive purposes (i.e. knocking someone unconscious, assistance in a joint lock, etc.)?
typewriting_monkey:

Answer to question one - yes!
Answer to question two - Not sure what you mean by offensive, but weapons training improves timing, distance, extension etc... It's also a good way to do moving meditation.

Regards,

Mongo
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