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Old 06-10-2009, 08:32 AM   #87
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Re: How effective is aikido in self defense?

Philippe Willaume wrote: View Post

There is really no such thing a muscle memory...

Regardless the action itself is not "conscious and cognitive" and is more a reflex/ flinch like; you will execute it as you have drilled it.

These two statements seem at odds with each other.

Where do you get your assertion that there is no much thing as muscle memory? I believe that it is a pretty well accepted theory of training. And your second statement, that you will do reflexively what you have trained, seems to agree with the concepts of "muscle memory".

Could you expand your distinction between the two?
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