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Old 10-11-2005, 02:26 AM   #18
Dojo: Kiburn, London, UK
Location: London
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 899
United Kingdom
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?

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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