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Old 08-28-2004, 10:29 AM   #11
Dojo: West Michigan Aikido
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 112
Re: The GREAT kata debate

The 'real' point is that Aikido, Karate, and other MA are not fighting. Nothing can replicate real combat. To be honest I don't want it to. I need to get up and go to work on monday and I don't need injuries to haul around with me. Aikido works in everyday life likely better then it will in a very rare and special event where its combat effectiveness comes in to question.
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