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Old 10-11-2005, 03:26 AM   #18
happysod
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Re: Poll: How important a goal do you feel is the "aikido" notion of defending yourself while minimizing or negating damage done to your attacker?

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So, what implications does your answer to this poll have on your everyday on-the-mat aikido training?
Mainly a constant repetition of "softer" and general tirades at myself when I fall back into the bad old habits of clashing instead of blending. Simple example, using yonkyo to affect the body more rather than relying on pain compliance.
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