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Old 10-21-2011, 12:51 PM   #1520
Chris Evans
Location: Berkeley, CA.
Join Date: Oct 2010
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Smile Re: Aikido does not work at all in a fight.

Katherine Derbyshire wrote: View Post
But how many of us will ever be in that sort of situation?

Yes, of course one would like to be prepared should the need arise. But if you look at the statistics, your life (or someone else's) is much more likely to be saved by your ukemi skills or your defensive driving skills.

Statistics is irrelevant to an individual: the ideal is to be happy while being prepared and demonstrating to others how to do that, always. The purpose of a martial art is to train the mind with sincere realistic training, rather then the comfortable compliant training thus limiting a dojo into a moving-yoga-tumbling-social-club. Training joyfully with tough training forms the mind to handle all challenges, in all aspects of life.

Last edited by Chris Evans : 10-21-2011 at 12:55 PM.

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