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Old 09-29-2017, 11:21 AM   #14
GMaroda
Dojo: Allegheny Aikido
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Re: For everyone who wants to find out if aikido works in the "real world"...

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David Soroko wrote: View Post
You need to know how to crawl before you can run. Saito sensei used to say " if you are held strongly and can't move, you are not doing a martial art"

So, can you move if you are held with full strength? Without huffing and puffing, without lashing at your opponent, without get-out-of-jail atemi, can you move?
I find the "without lashing at your opponent, without get-out-of-jail atemi" interesting. Do you consider atemi superfluous to Aikido or am I misunderstanding your statement?
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