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Old 09-05-2014, 07:31 AM   #10
phitruong
Dojo: Charlotte Aikikai Agatsu Dojo
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Re: Aikido practicality

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Robert Watson wrote: View Post
If I were attacked by an individual, unprovoked as aikido is a "nonviolent" martial art, I would be able to disable the attacker or defend my self long enough to escape.
have you give thought on the whole "nonviolent" martial art? kinda contradiction in terms. i assumed that you have seen youtube videos of aikido? can you imagine what it would like to a body that gets thrown into a concrete paved street or a tree or a moving bus? using the earth to hit someone isn't what i would call "nonviolent".

as far as exercise goes, i go the gym to get extra workout on my non-aikido days. and wearing bright neon color body suit to the gym, in order to blend in, is highly recommended. please post picture if you do.

"budo is putting on cold, wet, sweat stained gi with a smile and a snarl" - your truly
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