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Old 10-26-2013, 03:20 AM   #18
Dojo: Sakumeikan N.E. Aikkai .Newcastle upon Tyne.
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,266
United Kingdom
Re: My forum pet peeve: "I never got in a fight - the ultimate self-defense!"

Dear All.
I may be in a minority of one when I state that this type of blog bores me stiff.The endless comments about whether or not aikido is a martial art and is effective is for me a waste of time.
i would rather spend my valuable time acquiring the skills to defuse any incident which could escalate into violence. Surely this is a better idea than getting into a situation whereby either you or the other party might get seriously injured or worse? At the same time being a belt and braces type of guy I would encourage people to master their own chosen art to enable them to neutralize /control any potential assault on their person.
Common sense should prevail.No matter how good you think you are there is always someone bigger, stronger , faster and meaner than you .Better to use brain not brawn unless its absolutely essential to use brawn rather than brain.Cheers, Joe.
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