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Old 03-08-2005, 03:59 PM   #101
Kevin Leavitt
 
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Re: aikido vs jiu-jitsu

"fight like you train" is an interesting paradox. I would agree to an extent, but if you "train like you fight" you will develop some pretty bad affects and habits. It is important to train slowly and methodically at times, i'd say most of the time in order to learn prinicples and proper balance, posture, and movement. That said, it is important to train hard in order to develop the warrior spirit, physical and mental toughness necessary to fight...if that is your goal.

Right now I am nursing a bad case of "cauliflower ear" from training hard so wondering if it is worth it...thinking time over....yes it is!!!! having too much fun training.
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