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Old 01-01-2009, 04:20 PM   #9
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Re: Effectiveness of Aikido in a combat situation

Marlon Hester wrote: View Post
But do you understand the point I am trying to make. What does what you are saying have to do with what I am saying. I am talking about defining our purpose for studying Martial arts.
Are those questions or are they statements? I don't understand "the point" that you are trying to make because you appear to be attempting to make several, including:

1)In modern times, the average person's need for physical self-defense is not great enough that it makes sense to martial arts with a primary objective of developing physical self-defense skills.

2)Aikido is better than other martial arts because it involves grappling and therefore is less likely than other styles to result in serious injury in a physical confrontation.

I agree with the first; I think the second is hooey.