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Old 06-27-2006, 09:08 AM   #39
Kevin Leavitt
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Re: Brawling with a friend

Sounds like Mixed Martial Arts to me Don!

I personally like this approach to training. it isn't for everyone, but if you have a particular risk factor or concern that you feel is important to this way is the only way I know how to do it properly.

IMO, if you train in traditional aikido you will become very good at traditional aikido. If it works in a fight, it works. It may or may not work depending on the day of the week your feeling, mood, awareness, hydration level...or any number of factors.

Also, IMO, if you want to be a better fighter...train as you fight and fight as you train. It is as simple as that! Last I checked you don't "train as you fight" in an aikido dojo for the most part.

Aikido may be a part of your training regime, (for fighting), but it is no where near complete as a methodology.
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