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Old 08-06-2008, 05:54 PM   #13
Kevin Leavitt
 
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Re: Using Aikido During Sparring

Don gives some good advice. You have to define endstates, objectives, set the conditions and parameters in order to engage in any meaningful discourse.

Kinda like saying chess and checkers are the same because you have the same number of pieces, on the same board, but one is playing checkers and the other is playing chess...is there any meaningful interaction going on?

Typically as practiced, karate and aikido approach "conflict" in two slightly different ways (most of the time). So as you guys come at it together, unless you've defined things adequately...you probably won't do much meaningful, and end up arguing that each of you doesn't understand the other.

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