Thread: What the hell?
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Old 12-14-2003, 09:34 PM   #25
Erik
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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.
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it's not ju jitsu
True, in a way, but it's not far removed either.
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it's not competitive
A number of folks compete. The foremost are the Shodokan folks.
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it's not violent
We've been here before but it depends on your definition of violence.
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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.
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