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Old 08-04-2000, 05:43 AM   #10
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Re: weapons for a non-offensive martial art?

typewriting_monkey wrote:
Would an Aikido practitioner learn to use various weapons simply for the sake of defending him/herself from those who would use them offensively,

yes.

typewriting_monkey wrote:
or do Aikido practitioners occasionally use weapons for offensive purposes (i.e. knocking someone unconscious, assistance in a joint lock, etc.)?


I guess my answer to that question is: if one needs to. A good example I thought of is in the case of multiple attackers, I'd lock them all up I could. Given that I only have two hands, I wouldn't mind knocking someone unconscious.


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