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Old 08-20-2002, 08:30 PM   #6
Chris Li
 
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Adam Talbot (Adam_Aikidoka) wrote:
Thank you for your feedback.

With regard to 'How many people in an actual fight wouldn't fight the lock?'

I have been taught in my club to relax and not to fight the lock as to not cause injury. Anyone not trained to do that i.e in an actual fight, would fight the lock and that is why the lock is effective.
So you're learning techniques that you admit would injure in the great majority of actual situations? My point exactly.
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Adam Talbot (Adam_Aikidoka) wrote:
My arguement is not against using Aikido to harm in order to defend yourself, for Aikido techniques allow you to make that choice. I am against showing techniques which can only harm, not control.

Thanks, Adam.
I'm not sure which techniqes can only harm and not control. Even a killing technique controls an opponent, albeit perhaps in a manner that you would not desire. My point was that "control" and "harm" are not absolute quantities. I might be able to "control" somebody by breaking their arm - is that right or wrong? I don't know, but I suppose that it would depend upon what was happening at the time.

Best,

Chris

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