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Old 11-03-2003, 06:14 AM   #7
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P.S. the reason we DO aikido is to overcome these natural fight or flight reactions (or freezing, which is also very common) and respond in an instinctive way. My method is to train as if you don't want to hurt your opponent, but be aware of how to kill them. Thus your imprinted reaction, and the one you are likley to use, is less dangerous.

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---understanding aikido is understanding the training method---
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