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Old 02-23-2006, 11:54 AM   #110
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Re: Regrading grabs in Aikido...

Ron Tisdale wrote:
I don't think the average [insert anyone alive that is unarmed] would be very pleased at their abilitiy to handle a truly skilled knife fighter...
Yeah, those guys are SCARY.

I remember the first time I worked in a class on knife skills and really experienced how vulnerable we are. Even with dull aluminum blanks, my blood still runs cold at all the memory and it doesn't feel much better that it took me very little training time to get similar results against my partner.

It's a good experience though.. and should be done more often, perhaps.

Tarik Ghbeish
Jiyūshin-ryū AikiBudō - Iwae Dojo

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