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Old 01-15-2006, 10:30 PM   #2
Edwin Neal
Dojo: Ronin
Location: Henderson, North Carolina
Join Date: Jan 2006
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Re: Aikido and Target Focus Training

osensei's quote is to be taken literally and figuratively... aikido is 99% atemi... so i guess you hit them hard alot and apply technique... perhaps he meant Kill their desire to continue fighting...
i have used my aikido and have faith in its "street" effectiveness... it is less effective in say a combat atheletics situation where there are rules and constraints on atemi, and you don't really want to crank a wristlock on hard and fast after kicking them in the nads... practicing good strong atemi (strikes and kicks) is essential. Unfortunately it is one of the less practiced parts of aikido...
thats my two cents...

Edwin Neal


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