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Old 05-30-2008, 06:12 AM   #11
Location: Fayetteville, AR, USA
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 54
Re: Striking in your Aikido

IMO - For fighting atemi is a must have, but is the practice of Aikido for fighting?
Thanks for that. It is exactly what I needed to start another thread.

I can't honestly answer that question at the moment. I chose aikido for my career. I'd be lying if I said that I didn't practice at least for self-defense.

But, i'd LIKE for it not be all about fighting. I just feel like getting to that point in my training is years, if not decades, away.
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