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Old 11-24-2006, 09:21 AM   #16
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Re: Early Aikido vs Modern Aikido

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Mike Braxton wrote:
I on the other hand, wish to take my Aikido back to the more primitive days and hope that this instructor will teach me the harder stuff on the side. I also like to sweat so that I can shed the little spare tire that I have acquired over the years and make my Aikido truly street effective.
In the context of the claims alledgedly made in the article Mike, I dont see any greater link between the old style aikido and street effectiveness in contrast to aikido from any other era.

(I practice Aikido - not old, not modern, not anything...just Aikido)

By the same degree I don't particularly see any direct link between the sweatiness of practice and Street effectiveness either.

If its good Aikido it works, if it isn't it doesn't.

FWIW

Cheers

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