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Old 09-07-2008, 08:15 PM   #18
Kevin Leavitt
 
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Re: Why isn't this showing Aikido as effective?

Phil wrote:

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So....we....wouldn't have to use clips that model an actual attack to show the effectiveness of Aikido. etc. But because of O'Sensei's Aikido's play book I think it is rare so we will just have to use what we got (the clip as a model) to show how Aikido works in a hot situation, (or argue about the effectiveness like a Bulimirexic) to the general public in a way they can best relate.
All I can tell you is that if you asked Saotome Sensei about his "playbook" he'd probably get quite upset. Rob L I am sure can back this up as well.

Everytime I have ever been to a class or seminar he always preaches that we are not doing aikido we are trying to do technique. To him, a senior uschideshi, it is not about the "moves" or "playbook" but about the principles.

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