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Old 09-18-2007, 09:03 AM   #73
Ron Tisdale
Dojo: Doshinkan dojo in Roxborough, Pa
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Re: Aikido Vs. Jujitsu (brazilian)

Well, one benefit is that you realize your aikido is still limited to prevailing because of size or strength. So you know you have to train more to go beyond that (what is the point if there are no possibilities of going beyond size or strength??).

I'd bet that if you continue testing in that setting over some extended time, you may find ways to implement what you do in class in that setting. Maybe not every time...but perhaps enough to just a little more chance in a bad situation than you might have had without the training. That little edge might just enable you to survive.

Best,
Ron

Ron Tisdale
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"The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of his behind."
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