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Old 01-04-2009, 04:19 PM   #91
Demetrio Cereijo
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 2,032
Re: Effectiveness of Aikido in a combat situation

Marlon Hester wrote: View Post
Then asking the question of those that have been in training for sometime if self-defense is not the goal then what is your real purpose for dedication to the art.
Chris Haueter (BJJ blackbelt) once said something like "the goal of sport BJJ is to win and the goal of BJJ as an art is to be as smooth as possible."

Learning Aikido with self-defense skills as primary goal is like practising sport jits only.