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Old 06-01-2009, 03:34 PM   #61
Dojo: Zanshin Kai
Location: Birmingham
Join Date: Feb 2005
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United Kingdom
Re: Is Aikido effective in the real world?

Don Magee wrote: View Post

So the question becomes, can you train heart?
Yes, if you have the right experiences you will develop heart. I don't think it's easy though. I'm not sure that it's for everyone either. Most people are in martial arts to learn to beat someone else up, not learn how to take a beating.

Can you imagine saying to a prospective student "Well the first part of the training involves getting hit until you get used to it, then we'll teach you how not to get hit?"
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