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Old 12-31-2007, 05:04 AM   #2
stuarttheobald
Dojo: Shoshinkai
Location: Nottingham
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 14
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Re: I'm Leaving Aikido

I find what you have written quite interesting and to some stage correct.

If you are always training to do aikido at a slow speed then your techniques will improve but your ability to deal with a full speed attack will not.

I have been lucky enough to spend some time training with Sensei Joe Thambu who trainined aikido and then went to become a doorman to see if it was practical and useful. He found it was, and then went onto to produce a dvd showing restraint and removal techniques as a result.

I'd have a look at that dvd, it might help join the dots from your current level of aikido to a place where it becomes more functional for your job

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