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Old 05-13-2007, 09:34 AM   #56
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Re: Poll: How physically effective do you think aikido is against a real knife attack

While I do not think the following takes anything away from what can happen when you are facing a knife attack, there are a lot of doubts surrounding these pictures.

For me, they came to me pretty much as they were presented here - with no background. They were passed my way by one of the officers I have trained in ARCON. He too stated they were pictures of a cop - but he had no other "facts" than that.

Please consider the following:

http://www.snopes.com/photos/gruesome/kunsan.asp

THE FOLLOWING VIDEO ARE ALL VERY GRAPHIC!!!

Here's an example of neither controlling time/space, no superior weapons technology, and "luck" determining the end result more than anything:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifRFPwimlts

Here's an example of not controlling time/space, only having superior weapons technology:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bRSu3zABog

Here's an example of controlling time/space and having superior weapon technology on one's disposal:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNcasIEsluk

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