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Old 07-13-2004, 11:56 AM   #43
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Re: Unofficial Aikido forum FAQ (rated R for immature)

Q: Are there punches in aikido?
A: Yes there are.

Q: So why we don't practice it?
A: Because it is painful, and we, aikido fighters, we don't like pain.

Q: Are there kicks in aikido?
A: Yes there are.

Q: So why we don't practice it?
A: Because hitting somebody with leg is disgraceful, dishonest and humiliating.

Q: Are there effective defenses against kicks in aikido?
A: Yes there are.

Q: So why we don't practice it?
A: Because it is deadly dangerous for attacker.

Q: Can you defend yourself on the street with aikido techniques?
A: yes, you can.

Q: But how come?
A: You must do a tenkan.

Q: Can you defend yourself against a hook?
A: You must do a tenkan.

Q: Can you defend yourself against a series of punches
A: You must do a series of tenkan.

Q: What if those punches would be very fast?
A: You must do a series of very fast tenkans.

Q: Can you defend yourself against a legs take down
A: You must do a tenkan.

Q: Can you defend yourself against a gun?
A: You must do a tenkan.

Q: How we can develop spiritual side of aikido?
A: Slowly.

Q: What is unbendable arm?
A: It is the arm that nobody can bend.

Q: How fast I can get black belt?
A: It depends of the distance to the closest Budo store.

Q: Why in aikido there are so many organizations fighting each other, in spite of beautiful words of Founder
A: Who cares? Better go practice. Let those organizers bite each other.

Q: Can aikidoka cross train?
A: Yes, he can.

Q: But what other MA can I train?
A: It depends of amount of time and money you have.

Q: Oh, by the way, I wonder, is aikido effective on the street?
A: yes, it is.

Q: What happens with a member of the Board that has read FAQ and still asking stupid questions?
A: He gets stupid answers.

Q: What happens with a member of the Board that too lazy to use search function and still asking stupid questions?
A: He gets no answers.

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