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Old 01-12-2006, 01:12 PM   #115
Edwin Neal
Dojo: Ronin
Location: Henderson, North Carolina
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 597
Re: Culture of Martial Mediocrity?

learning to fight is one goal but not the only goal and its not a race... all that philosophy stuff has to be taken with a grain of pragmatism ( betcha thought i'd say salt) ... minimal means the least necessary that might mean a whole lotta ass whupping... did a self defense thing with my ex girlfreind where i told her to fight like her life was at stake and i just held her down no strikes no wrist locks just gentle blending riding that sort of thing no matter how hard she tried she couldnt get loose after that she did let me train her in some simple self defense because even with me not fight ing and she fight ing she had a tough time with defense and really saw that she needed to learn to fight...
rule 1 aikido MUST work on the street against a resisting non compliant attacker
rule 2 when in doubt read rule one...

Edwin Neal

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