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Old 09-11-2005, 10:38 PM   #6
Rupert Atkinson
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Re: Poll: How important is "being martially effective" in your aikido training?

Patrick Crane wrote:
I've watched the Ali - Liston, Ali- Foreman, Ali- Frazier fights dozens of times on DVD.
In most, though admittedly not all, of such fights the winner is pretty much as beaten up as the loser. Not much sense in that. And how many beatings did he take to get where he is? Sure, he might be able to fight his way out of a rough bar on the wrong side of town, but part of the reason he is there in the first place is because half his brain cells are working part-time.

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