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Old 09-17-2004, 12:47 PM   #9
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 5
Re: Aikido no good for self defense??


I understand that Aikido is defensive in nature. In fact, that is why I want to train in it. I was just wondering, if I happen to stick with Aikido and I progress far enough, if at some point I will be effective in stopping an attacker. On the street, in a bar, anywhere. I'm not even talking about well trained attackers, basically just a Joe Palooka type.
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