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Old 09-13-2017, 11:30 AM   #8
Hellis
Dojo: Ellis Schools of Traditional Aikido
Location: Bracknell
Join Date: Feb 2010
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Re: Have you ever had an aggressive challenger come into class?

Bracknell Dojo, one very warm evening we had all the dojo windows open, a large group of local yobs had gathered outside, they then put their heads in the open windows making loud Bruce Lee type noises, they were totally ignored, I assume they then dared each other to enter the dojo, two of them ran on to the mat complete with big boots, they were immediately met by two Dan grades who took them down to the mat in immobilisation, they were held untill they loudly apologised for all to hear, one of the Dan grades followed the yobs out of the dojo, he then kindly invited the rest of the group to come and have their turn. We never saw them again.
Henry Ellis
Co-author ' Positive Aikido'
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