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Old 03-19-2007, 08:53 AM   #133
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Re: Dan, Mike, and Aikido

Mark Chiappetta wrote: View Post
To bring this back around I heard Dan say (I'm going to paraphrase because my memory sucks) "Don't mistake this internal stuff for fighting. The body training can definitely improve your martial skill but if that's all you have, you're going to be immovable/unthrowable/etc. right until you get your ass knocked out. You need more."
I think that's a valid point. I know that my own physical fitness levels and body conditioning would need to be much better to enter such a competition. They aren't at present because I'm not training to enter competitions seeing as I have no interest in them. Which is also a valid point.

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