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Old 01-31-2001, 03:42 AM   #4
Dojo: NUI, Galway Aikido Club.
Location: Galway, Ireland.
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 334
Re: Hello everone

Tony wrote:
Aikidoka seem to be very upset about sparring. Sparring can be goood. It makes you strong and fast!
Training makes you strong and fast too.
If you're trained by a good teacher, you'll know which of your techniques will work for you "on the street."

I don't think "sparring" would give much that you wouldn't get from normal randori/jyu waza training. Although I can see how people I know would end up using awful bad technique which would be bad for their aikido in the long run. If you told me I was going to get mugged and gave me the choice, I'd personally take three hours of Kihon Gi over a month of "sparring."

Actually, I don't really see what's meant to set "sparring" apart here.

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