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Old 07-14-2013, 05:58 PM   #36
Dojo: Dale City Aikikai
Location: VA
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 393
Re: Aikido's Attacks -- Reality and Effectiveness

Toby Kasavan wrote: View Post
a friend of mine at our dojo had an interesting observation. he's practiced grappling and striking arts for his whole life (mid 40s) and aikido for @ 15 years

he said 2 interesting (to me) things:

1. that the open hand striking techniques like shomen and yokomen, were not dangerous if you got hit,
That's almost like saying being hit by a boxer isn't going to hurt because they wear boxing gloves. You need to be hit by the right person in the right spot to find out the hard way that this is incorrect.

Last edited by akiy : 07-14-2013 at 08:22 PM.
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