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Old 02-23-2001, 01:12 PM   #5
mj
Location: livingston, scotland
Join Date: Dec 2000
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Aiki teaches aiki. The only thing that teaches fighting is to get in a fight. (Voluntary or not ) People that get in lots of fights get better at fighting, there is a huge amount of psychology and 'role-playing' involved in real fighting.
I practice aikido so that I don't have to/want to/need to fight.
If someone asks me I say 'Aikido is an art of peace' (Honest)
Also, I get asked this all the time

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