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Old 01-30-2006, 09:48 AM   #7
Dojo: Aikido Downtown
Location: Rhode Island
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 262
Re: Self-defense art?

Lynn Seiser wrote:
IMHO, yes Aikido is still a martial art, therefore important and useful in a self-defense situation.

It takes longer because you not only have to learn a different way to move, but also a different way to think. The change and unity of body and mind is not a simple task.

To decrease time, go slower initially and learn the technical tactics and the strategic principles and concepts.
well put.....

Dan Hulley
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