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Old 11-22-2017, 08:15 PM   #28
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Join Date: Oct 2017
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Re: What do you think about the combat orientated styles?

Demetrio Cereijo wrote: View Post
Because you say so or because you have proof?
There are many reasons, some of which I already referenced, but the #1 reason why it's the closest Aikido has come to being an effective self-defense system, is because it's the only Aikido style which successfully, and gracefully, integrated drills for dealing with retractable punches with follow-ups, into its training method, all the while remaining distinctly Aikido. It's not Aikido plus boxing, it's Aikido philosophy and design, successfully extended into a closer, faster ma-ai.

Having hard randori with random street attacks doesn't hurt, either. Well - it does literally, but you know what I mean
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