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Old 02-04-2007, 10:43 AM   #2
Nick Pagnucco
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 107
Re: Poll: How reliant is physically effective aikido on "commited" attacks?

If an aikidoka has 'physically effective aikido', and she/he is given an uncommitted attack, one of 2 things occur:
  1. Very little, other than maintaining proper maai, etc. The attack, in an of itself, is not a threat. However, one still needs to deal with any new developments it creates.
  2. The aikidoka, seeing an opportunity in the uncommitted attack, enters quick and hard. This may not be seen as philosophically correct by some, but I do not subscribe to that view.
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