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Old 09-08-2008, 10:51 PM   #35
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Dojo: Aikido Musubi Ryu/ Yoshin Wadokan
Location: Hamilton
Join Date: Aug 2003
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New Zealand
Re: How effective is aikido in self defense?

Most importantly, the question "How effective is aikido in self defence?" is far less important than "How effective is the aikidoka at self defence?
Absolutely. It's the martial artist, not the martial art that determines how well you will do.

Living in NZ, I tell people that if they really want to protect themselves...take a defensive driving course. More people die on our roads than through other violent means.

"flows like water, reflects like a mirror, and responds like an echo." Chaung-tse
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