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Old 06-10-2006, 02:22 PM   #1011
Kevin Leavitt
 
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Re: Aikido does not work at all in a fight.

Yea if you can get those arms and wrist in a position to break it works. I have never been able to do a very good job at doing this full speed. arm bars yes. Sometimes kotegaehsi, but the amount of effort and commitment to get them to break in a real fight can be alot.

I think it is more important to learn how to position yourself and control uke than anything else. If you can do that, then you are able to do the other things. the catch is if you can control this much, do you really need to invest the effort it takes to break something?

Yea hitting with your fist can really ruin your day!
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