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Old 05-13-2006, 01:41 AM   #25
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Re: are you combat effective!

Aldie Vilan wrote:
Are you combat effective!.. a point may come that you have to defend yourself.. can you be effective enough to survive an actual combat..
Don't know, don't care. I don't practice Aikido to fight, I'm not interested in fighting or going up against other people or arts to test what I do. Does that make me weak or my Aikido ineffective? Does it mean that what I study is of no use? I guess if I ever find myself in a "situation", I'll find out.

Until then, I'm gonna carry on enjoying my practice, learning how to make people fall over, having fun and working on the Aikido principles of not fighting (which obviously require more practice as I posted in this thread ).


A difficult problem is easily solved by asking yourself the question, "Just how would the Lone Ranger handle this?"
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