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Old 11-24-2010, 02:11 PM   #40
Tony Wagstaffe
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Re: Tanto Practice - Is true Aikido effective for disarming?

Matthew Story wrote: View Post
In reply to this comment, and all the others like it, of course sport competition is not and cannot be equated to self-defense. But Shodokan-style competition can at lest provide an insight into how aikido techniques are used against opponents who are going to attack full speed every time, who are going to feint rather than committing their whole momentum to every attack, who are going to fight the defender's technique, etc.
Aids in teaching what can and can't be done.... truth is no one knows unless attacked for real with a razor sharp knife... most end up badly cut, injured or dead.......
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