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Old 08-11-2003, 04:12 PM   #47
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Join Date: Sep 2002
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I have purposely stayed away from your question, "isn't it a bit of a disservice to make any combative claims if the student never experiences anything close to combat?" Why? Because it's not what this thread was about, and I really don't want to get into a discussion about whether aikido is effective for self defence. It's been done so often in so many places I am simply bored by it, and I very much doubt anything new would come out if we were to go round and round on it (assuming of course that we disagree)

You think it's a coaching issue that waza changes under stress? I guess it's a matter of how much it changes but it's pretty much common sense that you are going to perform differently in optimum conditions than you are otherwise.

"When your only tool is a hammer every problem starts to look like a nail"
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