Thread: Prison Aikido?
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Old 07-18-2002, 10:49 AM   #21
mike lee
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
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While I concede that some are natural-born fighters and others that are not, I also believe that with sufficient training, one can quite handily defeat a fighter that has natural ability. I know it's possible because I've done it.

Real fights are not like the octagon, where you have two calm, well-trained individuals fighting for a prize. There's often a high level of emotion, either above or below the surface, involved in an actual confrontation. Knowledge of this can give a calm defender an advantage.

Probably the single biggest weakness of someone with natural fighting ability is that they tend to be over-confident. They often pull out all the stops on their first onslaught. Their strength and violent nature, when attacking someone well-trained in aikido, becomes their undoing.

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