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Old 03-04-2009, 05:37 PM   #46
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Re: Aikido IS a practical contemporary martial art

Philip Burgess wrote: View Post
Have you ever counted the number of times Aikido is compared to UFC in threads?
More importantly, did you read this:

PLEASE don't see this thread as an attempt to revive any kind of "does aikido really work?" discussion. Nothing interests me less. Instead, I thought it would be useful to share what I personally love about Aikido...
This is not about comparing Aikido to UFC or MMA, at all. That was merely the context for my thoughts. In fact, to be exact the context was my boredom with such discussions, which lead me to consider that Aikido actually precisely matched what it is that I looked for in a contemporary martial art.

Perhaps I was naive for thinking that would be an uncontroversial point!

"A true warrior is invincible because he or she contests with nothing." (O Sensei)
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