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Old 10-29-2006, 03:14 PM   #115
Join Date: Nov 2005
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United Kingdom
Re: Why do some people hate Aikido?

Michael Fooks wrote:
Whereas Aikido is supposed to prepare you for more "no rules" type altercations
It isn't neccessarily supposed to prepare you for all types of 'real world' altercations - it doesn't do much (from a martial point of view) against a neutron bomb or (on a slightly more realistic level) someone who has a gun and much of a clue how to use it. But the point is that we don't try to explain this omission by saying that guns are useless because the bang would attract too much attention and anyway the gun might misfire and injure the holder...
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