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Old 02-05-2007, 08:11 AM   #6
Joe Bowen
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Re: Poll: How reliant is physically effective aikido on "commited" attacks?

There are variables and definitions at play here that need to be further expounded upon in order to make the question a valid one. Such as what constitutes a "committed attack" and how would one define "physically effective". The other variable that is not addressed is the skill level of the person applying the aikido technique.

Arguably people with higher ability would be less, and perhaps not at all, reliant upon a committed attack and would be better able to deal with variations in the waza, than those with lesser skill.

In the end, we ultimately go back to paraphrasing the idea that, "Aikido works, your aikido may not, but aikido works"...
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