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Old 05-07-2007, 10:56 AM   #13
Chuck Clark
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Dojo: Jiyushinkan
Location: Monroe, Washington
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Re: Poll: How physically effective do you think aikido is against a real knife attack

I'm not interested in any knife-taking competition (organized or spontaneous) on purpose... however, I have three scars on my hands from knife wounds occuring during assaults where I happened to be more skillful than the assailants. Granted these were 40 + years ago but I am still in possession of two of those knives, so I guess I qualify as being successful although I am not a "trophy hunter" and am not anxious to do it again. We do very spirited tanto randori at times in our system though with appropriate training tools.

Chuck Clark
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