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Old 11-11-2011, 08:54 AM   #1678
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Re: Aikido does not work at all in a fight.

Peter Gröndahl wrote: View Post
There are a few simple and effective techniques in aikido but most are really, really hard to do on anybody who doesn´t take ukemi. Shihonage for instance does not strike me as a battlefield technique.
The usefulness of Aikido isn't in it's techniques; there are no techniques ultimately. The usefulness and the effectiveness comes from the body conditioning and other training like ma-ai, timing, awareness of openings, confidence etc that the techniques provide.
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