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Old 12-07-2006, 02:03 PM   #5
Michael Neal
Join Date: Dec 2002
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Re: Why are you here on this forum?

I think the arguments that dominate the forums are generally between the two extremes that either argue that Aikido is useless or that Aikido alone (that is trained in a mostly cooperative manner) is a deadly effective martial art. The former is certainly not true and the latter insults the intelligence of rational people with other training experience.

I personally view Aikido as advanced training most suitable for people who already have a solid base in another art, preferably one that involves some type of sparring. I do believe Aikido works, but most people's Aikido probably does not.
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