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Old 01-07-2010, 11:49 AM   #15
George S. Ledyard
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Dojo: Aikido Eastside
Location: Bellevue, WA
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Re: Martial Ineffectiveness

Szczepan Janczuk wrote: View Post
Hi George,
This is very excellent post, it shoud be required to read by every new subscriber to Aikiweb.

And if you try to attack with speed and power they think you are aggressive and nobody want to practice with you anymore.
Others become very frustrated and are trying to punish you with very painful techniques. What a life.....
One of my students came to me from another dojo. While a beginner in Aikido, this person had a back ground in another martial art. At his previous dojo, this student clocked the teacher with a shomenuchi and got a lecture about how it was his job to not hit the teacher... seriously. When he came to me, he pulled his strikes and I told him it was his job to hit me and my job not to let him. His reaction was to say "I'm confused".

George S. Ledyard
Aikido Eastside
Bellevue, WA
Aikido Eastside
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