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Old 01-31-2001, 07:13 AM   #20
Dojo: NUI, Galway Aikido Club.
Location: Galway, Ireland.
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 334
Re: Hello everyone

Tony wrote:
However for aikidoka to be effective at punching they need to pratice punches on a daily basis in order to be strong enough to have an effect on the opponent.
Everything we do in aikido builds towards powerful, whole body movement. Normal aikido training will enable you to punch someone quite hard. It might be a little slower than some other arts that are oriented towards striking, but it will happen.
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