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Old 04-03-2006, 12:00 PM   #25
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Re: Aikido in 70 Words or Less

I'll just whip up something relying on 'the horses mouth' (aikikai.or.jp):

Aikido is a non-violent martial art that focuses on a "firm and stable center with an emphasis on spherical rotation characterized by flowing, circular, dance-like motions. These pivoting, entering and circling motions are used to control and overcome the opponent. The principle of spherical rotation makes it possible to defend one self from an opponent of superior size, strength, and experience."

Paul Major
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Aikido Center of Los Angeles
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