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Old 09-15-2003, 05:29 AM   #1
DGLinden
Dojo: Shoshin Aikido Dojos
Location: Orlando
Join Date: Jul 2002
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Full contact, full speed, full power.

We recently had a visitor shocked because we train shodan rondori at full speed, full power and full contact.

He was literally stunned.

I always give any student to option to bow off the mat if he does not want to get bloody. But how can you learn to defend or attack without this training? How do you learn to perserver through shock and pain unless you experience it?

I guess I am the one stunned. I thought every dojo did this regularly. Comments?

Daniel G. Linden
Author of ON MASTERING AIKIDO (c) 2004
Founder Shoshin Aikido Dojos
www.shoshindojo.com
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