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Old 02-10-2010, 09:06 AM   #43
Tim Gerrard
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Re: intimidation

To paraphrase a Yoshinken Sensei (apologies I forget his name)

A martial artist goes through 3 stages:
1. "I wonder if I could beat him in a fight"
2. "What would I do if he attacked with a particular technique"
3. "Give it your best shot."

So my advice is, if you're confident enough in your training acknowledge them in a friendly manner, but be prepared to choose your battle and keep an eye on possible escape routes!

Aikido doesn't work? My Aikido works, what on earth are you practicing?!
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