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Old 09-13-2005, 07:20 AM   #15
Hanna B
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Join Date: Dec 2001
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Re: Poll: How important is "being martially effective" in your aikido training?

I appreciate the way the question is worded; it says nothing about what aikido is or how it should be, just asks the individuals how they see their training.

Would someone care to define "martially effective"? Martial is a strange word; my dictionary says it has to do with war and in the wars of today I think ikkyo is pretty useless. Are you guys referring to "effective self defence" or something else? Usefullnes in a fight, i.e. in beating someone up?

Someone whose judgement I trust once said to me "the way to find self defence through aikido is to stop searching for it".
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