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Old 05-12-2014, 06:48 PM   #81
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,318
Re: Why bother keeping Aikido 'pure'?

There's an old adage in the tech world:

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo."

The quality (or lack of it) of any demo you see online is primarily a measure of the video production and editing skills of the person posting it. It says very little about the practical martial skills of the person demonstrating -- it's a demo, by definition it's not a real situation -- and absolutely nothing about the particular art as a whole.

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