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Old 01-05-2011, 03:50 PM   #22
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Dojo: Allegheny Aikido, Pitsburgh PA
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Join Date: May 2009
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Re: Aiki strategy outside the dojo

I use it every day
First to be able to recognize what is or is not a real attack/threat worth responding to. And to be able to remain calm and able to think when response is required rather then just reacting blindly.

Sometimes I just get out of the way and let them continue on their way, remove the target.

Sometimes I deliver a sharp verbal atemi

Sometimes I just ask them questions causing them to stumble and let them loose balance.

I have had a couple of opportunities to use aspects of physical aikido as well joint locks and unbalancing work rather well on uncooperative horses if you know how their bodies work.
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