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Old 01-21-2012, 04:50 AM   #35
graham christian
Dojo: golden center aikido-highgate
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Re: "The goal is not to throw"

David Soroko wrote: View Post
I probably could if I put in the training hours but why would I want to?
All martial arts have in common the ability to stop physical violence directed at you. There are different meanings to "stop" and different strategies to achieve that, but this is the base to everything else a martial art may have to offer. Without this base, everything else has a quality of a fake town in a western movie; buildings tend to collapse if you lean on them since nothing supports the walls.

The physical practice demonstrated in those videos lacks that basic quality and as such doesnt justify the " martial" adjective.
Such is your view but alas it is based on what? If you cannot do as on the video then you cannot understand what it involves and therefore you will be totally oblivious to the fact that it handles violence and probably even more effectively than you may think.

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