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Old 02-24-2003, 11:46 AM   #11
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Dojo: University of Ulster, Coleriane
Location: Northern Ireland
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I think part of the allure of martial arts to newbies is this ancient mystical knowledge thing and any relation to the samurai. At a pub quiz once 'aikido' was the answer to the question; which ancient japanese martial art uses the attackers own energy against them?

I've just got to the stage now when I just nod and say yeh, its an ancient martial art using mystical powers handed down from the gods and you can kill a crowd of people without even touching them, or even having to think about it.

---understanding aikido is understanding the training method---
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