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Old 12-06-2000, 03:38 AM   #1
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Dojo: University of Ulster, Coleriane
Location: Northern Ireland
Join Date: Oct 2000
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The practicality of Aikido keeps being brought into question in these pages, so I wondered to myself - what is it that makes people think it doesn't work? I've had to use it many times and been satisfied with the result both in terms of its effectiveness and with its ability to limit injury to yourself and your aggressors.

What I want to know is, based on actual encounters, what has happened to people that makes them think it is not practical, or has anyone had a failure of their Aikido?

[The only problem I had once was, although I had succesfully applied nikkyo and irimi-nage during a multiple attack I was pushed through a (open) door by a 3rd person; no injuries were sustained by anyone]

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