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Old 04-04-2014, 06:50 AM   #54
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Re: Why Aikido has such strange strike defense.

Michael Varin wrote: View Post
As Morihiro Saito said, "In aikido a contest means a fight with a real sword." And Minoru Mochizuki, "Aikido is a fight with real swords."
didn't one of aikido great old timer said that we should stop demo sword take away techniques because there are real swordmen in the audience and we would be a laughing stock. or something in that effect? sort of implied that we don't know the hell we are talking about when we are dealing with sword?

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