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Old 08-14-2006, 02:37 AM   #5
Dirk Hanss
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Re: Poll: Is "soft" aikido martially effective?

Xu Wenfung wrote:
I am surprise at the result, majority of voters said yes. Can someone please explain to me how soft aikido = martial effectiveness? I am lost here.

Well Boon,
if one masters soft aikido, there is no pwer to resist against.
That means the softer the aikido the more effective it is.

2nd: the softer the aikido the more power efficient it is, i.e. you use less own power and more of your opponents'. So you save energy for the next opponent(s).

It is not effective to prepare an army of young warriers for a battle in a few month, if you understand martial as this.

Any many people may argue, that you need many years of strong aikido to achieve effective soft aikido, which is probably true for most of us.

Just my 2 cts.

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