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Old 10-06-2013, 08:29 AM   #16
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Re: changing aikido styles (rant)

Szczepan Janczuk wrote: View Post
Do you have something to say about the topic?
Robin and Jared have already said what I would have said better than I would have said it. Their advice is soild.

You, on the other hand, come in here telling OP that he is "excited about hitting somebody", that he "[doesn't] understand", and that he is "living in some kind of fantasy", all based on the assumption that he judges the quality of aikido clubs based on how much atemi they do. He, of course, never said that at all; you are just assuming that is true so that you can tell him he is wrong.

And this bit...

Other criteria such as distance to the dojo are no relevant. If however the distance to the dojo is important to you, it means that your interest to aikido is superficial and we can't really discuss here more about it.
... is absolutely ridiculous.

You're not helping; you're only muddying the water of what is otherwise a very useful thread, relevant to a lot of aikidoists' experience, including mine.

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