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Old 01-09-2005, 11:18 PM   #3
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Re: Poll: How important is the notion of "self defense" in your aikido training?

IMO, Aikido and all its aspect were created for the purpose of combat first and foremost. I wish to think that what I learn now is in its entire form; the original and undeviated aikido so that newer generation can, if they choose too, have something to learn that has not deviated from its original purpose. I believe strongly in preservation of the art so my vote goes to "very important".


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