a good reminder that on aikido is excellently useful...
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by Carol M. Shifflet
hese three Budo "tips" came from Hiroshi Tada in a lecture that he gave in Italy in 2002:
1) An Aikidoka should be able to consistently cut down an opponent with the first blow. This it the true Budo aspect of Aikido. It is precisely because we are confident that we will always able to do this. This confidence gives us two things, our strength and the ability to choose a less deadly outcome, both of which we should have as a prerequisite to our training.
...this explains why I still continue to train in MMA-karate, my "old friend," but now I am concentrating on aikido, my "new friend."