Nafis Zahir wrote:
Aikido has no kicks
I don't know if you've heard of Hans Goto or not. He's a 6th dan and one of M. Saito's first students. Hell of a nice guy too. A few years back he did a series of articles on kick defenses in Aikido Journal magazine. I've seen several sensei's kick during their technique.
True, in a way, but it's not far removed either.
A number of folks compete. The foremost are the Shodokan folks.
We've been here before but it depends on your definition of violence.
But when representing Aikido, these things should be left out!
Only if they are not part of it in the first place and regrettably that is not so certain.