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Old 07-04-2013, 10:55 AM   #33
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Re: Aikido's Attacks -- Reality and Effectiveness

Michael Varin wrote: View Post
This must be an extremely challenging thread.
I welcome any on topic posts.
Is it really that difficult?
Michael, I thought that Corky had done so, and so did I in my redneck way. What exactly are you looking for? Denigration of traditional aikido kata practice as fundamentally unsound? You might get that, from the people who wave that flag all the time saying that aikido isn't an effective martial art, but I doubt that you'll get it here from people who may know better. I think you[re probably going to get the above comparisons between types of practice, stepping stones to student competency, like that.

I find it interesting that the kanji character for kuzushi illustrates a mountain falling on a house.
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