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Old 09-09-2012, 06:17 AM   #3
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Re: How long does it really take?

I guess it depends on what you mean by Master.

Certainly you should be able to use techniques learned in an Aikido dojo in a self defence situation within a year. Of course that depends on how you train.

Small class, small number of techniques, lots of scenario and resistance based training.

I should also add - lots and lots of mat time not including extra conditioning work.

Last edited by PeterR : 09-09-2012 at 06:30 AM.

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
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