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Old 10-25-2006, 06:57 AM   #10
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Re: creation of new techniques

Kevin Wilbanks wrote:
I hope this ego of yours limits its strutting to experimental Aikido training and internet posting. If you really think you are a martial arts expert capable of pioneering Aikido and inventing successful gun takeaways, I'm concerned you are likely to go out and get hurt or killed.
Thats a bit harsh - I think its always useful to reflect on these things such as new applications or new techniques just to stimulate a wider variety of responses (though of course, you only ever need one technique; the one that works )

I'm sure you're just like me Kev, old and cynical, but I still remember the early days when everything was new.

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