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Old 08-14-2009, 09:32 PM   #51
rob_liberti
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Re: The true purpose of Aikido?

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No teacher can teach every single response to an encounter
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That is, teach principles of aiki then proceed to then say "well this is how you would use it in self defense." When in all actuality it probably is not, the students are never exposed to the level of stress and non-cooperation, nor are the use of force rules or situational conditions ever discussed.
Funny, this has been exactly what I have been discussing lately. How to work towards exactly that...

Rob

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