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Old 04-16-2011, 03:38 AM   #61
Michael Varin
Dojo: Aikido of Fresno
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 567
Re: Tanto Practice - Is true Aikido effective for disarming?

Fred Little wrote:
Then a current student told me about being attacked by someone with a knife in Orange, NJ late last week. Maybe it's irrelevant since he didn't bother to take the knife away, but the bottom line is that everybody walked away uncut, and that's quite enough for me.
How is that possible? Great, knowledgeable instructors have told us that that cannot be done.

He made the statement that martial artists have an advantage over the average person when confronted with a knife, but they could also count on one of two consequences when defending unarmed: they will die or be seriously injured.

"Through aiki we can feel the mind of the enemy who comes to attack and are thus able to respond immediately." - M. Mochizuki
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