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Old 06-17-2011, 08:44 PM   #16
Location: Massachusetts
Join Date: Jun 2006
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Re: Aikido wrist catching?

I see that everyone, without exception, completely missed the point of the "catching the sword" example...

If self-defense is your goal, you are best served by developing good situational awareness, staying out of trouble and keeping your nose clean, not fantasizing about what martial art will best enable you to catch the fist of some hypothetical attacker.

If you enjoy training, then train. If you don't, don't. You don't have to justify your decision of how you spend your leisure time with some convoluted argument about the utility of the skill you're learning.

Last edited by lbb : 06-17-2011 at 08:46 PM.
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