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Old 02-06-2014, 12:50 AM   #4
Lorien Lowe
Dojo: Northcoast Aikido
Location: California
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 289
Re: Straw Poll, Aikido & Self Defense

We were all made aware that in real situations with guns and knives, the best option was to gtfo and that the pretty falls and nice pins we did would be much less pretty and friendly if we ever had to apply them to a naive uke who was actually trying to hurt us, and we were occasionally shown non-aikido 'shortcuts' along the lines of what you might see in actual self-defense workshops.
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