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Old 11-05-2013, 01:26 AM   #23
Michael Varin
Dojo: Aikido of Fresno
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 567
Re: How to deal with aggressive, non-compliant attackers? And discussion on atemi.

Joe Curran wrote: View Post
Dear Logan,
This video is imo garbage.The guy with the hakama against low ranked opponents does not use any skills in aikido/judo or karate.He struggles against the opposition.His posture is all over the place.Words fail me for once.Cheers, Joe.
I would have to agree. My training partners and I have trained aikido under much heavier levels of resistance and also with the objective of countering the other's technique.

This teaches you how difficult it is to "do" aikido, and can help you understand what aikido actually is.

And no. I'm not referring to applying technique. That's relatively easy.

"Through aiki we can feel the mind of the enemy who comes to attack and are thus able to respond immediately." - M. Mochizuki
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