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Old 09-08-2000, 06:01 PM   #2
Dan Hover
Dojo: Bond Street Dojo/Aikido of Greater Milwaukee
Join Date: Aug 2000
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good point but people come to aikido for a variety of reasons and sometimes self-defense is not one of them, so should they by your theory not be allowed to test, as they don't train for self-defense? Yes everyone, just for beneficial health reasons should attempt to be in good shape, but this is not the case, some aikidoka come to our art, becasue of injuries or age prevent them from carrying on in their particular art, how would they fit into your theory? And you'll have to remember O'sensei himself was plagued with illness most of his life. Should he not be allowed to test. Oh wait, he never did...

Dan Hover

of course that's my opinion, I could be wrong
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