Min Kang wrote:
Some things I've been thinking about for a little while ...
When I first started training in Aikido, I was taken with the beauty of the movements and focused on learning the "manipulations" necessary to effect the technique. But lately, I've wondered at what it is that would make the techniques effective in a "realistic" situation.
Don't wonder anymore. Go on the street and fight. Nothin esle will let you develop right solutions. All your 'IF' and other scenario are worth nothing at all. Don't take it as my attack on you, it is simply the reality.
1) My teacher always says NEVER LET someone grab you if you are defending yourself.
Defending? Ron, such word doesn't exist in aikido
I'm sure he said something else....