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Old 01-24-2014, 05:54 AM   #22
Location: Ohio
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 82
Re: Leading your uke?

Mary Eastland wrote: View Post
It is not a fight, Loud Cloud.
My comment about fighting was referring to outside the dojo..not during paired waza practice. But I just don't think the practice is martial when you have ukes doing things like desperately trying to follow an arm that make no sense in an actual martial encounter.

But I guess it depends on what you're ultimately shooting for. I took a look at your dojo's website and no where does it advertise that you're teaching a functional martial art. I actually applaud this, after all aikido can provide any multitude of benefits besides self defense.
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