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Old 09-05-2014, 09:12 AM   #11
R. Watson
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Re: Aikido practicality

Thanks Michael for all those dojos I'll be sure to check them out. As far as the "non violent" martial art thing goes I agree. Aikido, even though it is often said to be, is not a "nonviolent" martial art. There are no "nonviolent" martial arts it's an oxymoron. The whole idea of a martial art is to cause harm or disable your opponent. That being said aikido is one of the only martial arts that I have found that is self DEFENSE and not self OFFENSE. Compare aikido to some other martial arts like sambo, Krav Maga, or even jujitsu and it seems pretty "nonviolent". I only put the term "nonviolent" in my post to point out that I understand that aikido isn't an art you train in expecting to beat the life out of people. You only use the amount of force that is necessary.

Last edited by R. Watson : 09-05-2014 at 09:15 AM. Reason: Adding a statement
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