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Old 03-13-2004, 08:41 AM   #4
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 768
Basically put, all other things being equal (skill, speed, size) would a stronger person be a more capable Martial artist and fighter?
With all other things being equal, yes. Absolutely. Not only because of the ability to apply force, but also because of the ability to withstand force.
Do you think it is beneficial to a person's Aikido to lift weights?
Yes, absolutely, depending on how one lifts weights. The health benefits of improving strength are numerous and well documented. However, strength training specifically to improve aikido is another matter, and arguably some training methods would be better than others (although any strength program is better than nothing at all).


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