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Old 11-12-2000, 03:31 PM   #32
tedehara
 
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true self defense

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joeysola wrote:
I have competed in both boxing and wrestling and I am now training in brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I have watched many No Holds Barred competitions, like the UFC, and it is clear to me that Aikido and it's techniques and it's way of training do not prepare anyone to actually fight. I know that Aikido practitioners talk a lot about concepts like spirituality, harmony...etc. but I also hear people talk about how it is a pratical means of self defense. Aikido does not have practical striking techniques or any REAL matwork at all. I would like to know how Aikido can be used as self defense if you cannot grapple or strike.
If you've ever had a knife against your throat or looked down the wrong end of a loaded pistol, then you would know the difference between "No Holds Barred Competion" and true self defense.

Apparently you haven't and you should be grateful for that.

It is not practice that makes perfect, it is correct practice that makes perfect.
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