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Old 02-20-2001, 07:13 AM   #8
Brian H
Dojo: Aikido of Northern Virginia
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 102
The US Navy just proved a point

You can dive down deep and mash a button and your nifty sub will leap up to the surface in a dramatic manner. Its good training for emergencies, it provides "focus". Unless a Japanese fishing boat full of students is wandering by. Why not take a dull metal or wooden tanto and coat the edge will a thick paint. Allow to dry until it is still tacky and will transfer, but will not drip onto the mat. This way your gi will pay a price for your lack of focus and the attacker will be more confident about pressing the attack than they would be with an edged weapon.
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