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Old 05-13-2008, 02:19 PM   #45
Ron Tisdale
Dojo: Doshinkan dojo in Roxborough, Pa
Location: Phila. Pa
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Re: applying aikido in real street fights

Agreed, and I didn't mean to call you silly...just the idea!

My main instructor tends to speak about percentages once they attack is on...If you move this way, maybe you get 51% and they get 49%...if you move some other way, maybe he gets the better percentage. Once the fight is on, it's kind of a crap shoot...so you might as well take those small increases in the odds, and train to make that happen.

Better than nothing! And I also agree that confidence tends to keep some thugs away. In the wrong enviroment though, I have seen it attract trouble.

Best,
Ron (confident AND humble, that's my motto )

Ron Tisdale
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"The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of his behind."
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