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Old 06-16-2002, 10:17 PM   #49
Location: New Zealand
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 67
Re: knowledge is power

"If students try to use big, slow movements in a life and death situation, they will be killed. [/b][/quote]"

I don't think it is that absolute. Sure, squaring off with another martial artist irimi techniques can give you the "secret-edge" you need to make aikido work, but most assualts are suprise attacks and I think that tenkan movements lend themselves well to responding to an attacker who is already on top of you.

Also, mucking around with mates, I found I got in trouble if I sped my aikido up to their timing rather than slowing them down to my aikido timing.

David McNamara
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