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Old 06-04-2006, 05:23 PM   #13
Aikiscott
Dojo: Central Coast Aikikai
Location: Gosford
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 65
Australia
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Re: Poll: Which quality would you rather see in your own aikido?

I personally would like to have seen Balanced as a fourth option.

You can't have one without the other, though sometimes people mistake soft for passive which results in luke warm technique. I do believe you can practice soft technique & retain martial effectiveness but I have personaly found going through the fires of strong hard training helps you develop effective soft technique. But of course this is just my experiance.
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