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Old 03-31-2005, 11:16 AM   #214
Kevin Leavitt
 
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Re: Aikido does not work at all in a fight.

I use aikido principles all the time in NHB training and fighting. Even some techniques. But to define one's self by a "style" or technique, especially if it is a "DO" is really pointless.

Those that say it does not work do not understand the spectrum (breadth and depth) of the art, equally, I believe you will also find that most do not also understand NHB type fighting as well.

Makes for good conversation, but I always wonder if people are sincerely looking to explore the art or simply looking for an argument to apease their ego.
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