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Old 07-15-2014, 01:00 PM   #4
philipsmith
Dojo: Ren Shin Kan
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Re: A question of style

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Szczepan Janczuk wrote: View Post
Aikido was not created for self-defense purposes. You should search another activity to achieve this goal.
Really?

Surely the fundamental mechanical purpose of any martial art is self-defence/combat.

Of course Aikido evolves from this basic concept but that's where it starts
(Apologies for the thread drift)

Style doesn't matter - instructor and students attitude does
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