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Old 10-16-2009, 04:33 AM   #12
Jamie Barthelemy
Dojo: retsushinkan/birmingham AL
Location: Birmingham alabama
Join Date: Oct 2009
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Re: Aikido in a street situation

when i was a young kid, like 10 through 13. my friends and i would always fight with each other!
they would usually go for punches, kicks, and the oh-so-predictable headlocks. I found easier ways to save energy and ensure that i didn't get hurt in the process of taking them down.

in the next couple of years, I picked up an Aikido book in my schools library and had an AH HA! moment.

moral =

If you're honestly worried about your nerves and mindset... get a few friends to try and dogpile you, please be careful though! and don't let yourself get swept up in the moment and hurt anyone.
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