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Old 11-09-2004, 01:42 PM   #3
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Re: Aikido main defense in murder trial

Garry Cantrell wrote:
it will be tougher to explain the last 15 or 16 as a reasonable response to an attack though.
Suppose Alston couldn't get the knife away from the attacker. The attacker keeps struggling to bring the knife to bear and all Alston can do is to keep hold and keep re-directing the attacks...back into the attacker. Possible? I suppose so. I think if he pulled it off he's either very very skilled or very very lucky.


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