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Old 03-16-2012, 11:18 AM   #36
Dan Rubin
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Re: Differences between female & male practitioners


Amy Fong wrote: View Post
the reason I take aikido lessons is to learn how to self defense.
I think this is a big part of your problem. The teaching in a traditional aikido dojo is not oriented toward modern street self-defense. Therefore, there's a disconnect between the aikido you are trying to perform and the aikido your instructor is teaching. In a sense, you and your partners are practicing different martial arts. No wonder you're frustrated.
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