Originally posted by ca
David Carradine was acting in a TV show; Seagal sensei acts in movies. Neither are real. I don't do Aikido to defend myself; the only situation I can imagine myself in where someone is trying to seriously injure me, and I can't dial 911, is if I am war. Then I'd use a 9mm--because that is not a TV show or a movie, and sometimes in real life, people die. I don't want to kill anyone, but neither am I interested in dying, and wars are not fought on the mat. Does that make it any more understandable?
Oh yes, but I live in Italy: if you use a gun you're always the bad guy (that's why only bad guys have guns, of course).
That's why I have to learn aikido to self-defensing me..