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Old 04-11-2011, 01:35 PM   #52
Marc Abrams
Dojo: Aikido Arts of Shin Budo Kai/ Bedford Hills, New York
Location: New York
Join Date: May 2006
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Re: No touch throwing or muppets in a circle?

Graham Jenkins wrote: View Post
...and even this dude moves out of the way when the Kiai Master wafts his hand at him in a real contest:
Unfortunately, people like that believe their own powers so deeply and get their students to buy into it as deeply as well so that when reality rears it's ugly head, it does not tickle. The other stuff that many of us are talking about does not require such a collusive process. Instead, this other stuff requires a healthy degree of self-preservation on the part of the attacker. If the person has over-ridden this self-protective instinct, then the odds are that this person should only play with sports and not with encounters that can result in more dangerous outcomes.

Marc Abrams
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