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Old 06-03-2011, 04:47 AM   #155
Nicholas Eschenbruch
Dojo: TV Denzlingen
Location: Freiburg
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 322
Re: bad technique vs. resistance

Alberto Italiano wrote: View Post
No I can assure you it wasn't that type of chauvinist stuff
If I mentioned "lady-like" things, it was not to imply any derogatory statement about women on a dojo - I apologize if I gave that impression.

If I said something like that, was only to mean that I have seen also many ladies, clearly fragile and not endowed with any type of phisycal strength or determination, doing techniques on men who were clearly accommodating them to their utmost.

The unavoidable consequence is that they will never know such a technique won't work on a resisting adversary: it's not that they haven't enough brute force (which won't be needed), it's that without resistance they won't ever understand there are leverages points to exploit because they don't feel them.

So I wasn't meaning that physical strength is necessary - I was only thinking that if you have to train like this or like this then you better stay home
Don't you agree?
How can you judge what other people get out of their training? If you'd rather want to stay home than train that way, fine, but why not let others do what apparently is meaningful to them? To me personally, it is not terribly meaningful to adjust waza-based aikido to boxing, but hey, if you want to do it, great, its your enquiry, not mine. Who knows, I might eventually even change my mind and like the results. Let others pursue their stuff.
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