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Old 11-22-2005, 01:46 PM   #2
Devon Natario
 
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Re: Aikido And Self- Defense

It seems like this always comes up.........

Does it really matter?

If you love Aikido, go for it. If you do not, don't.

I personally think Aikido is far more martial than say Isshin Ryu Karate or Tae Kwon Do. I also feel it is less martial for todays world than Jujitsu, Jui-Jitsu, Muay Thai and Vale Tudo. But in all honesty, it doesn't matter what the majority thinks or I think, it matters what you as a practitioner think. If you think it is the best art out there for self-defense, then sweet, I am happy you have found your art of self-defense. . . . . . . . . .
not everyone studies Aikido for self-defense either.

Devon Natario
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