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Old 09-27-2007, 07:23 PM   #17
Ryan Sanford
Dojo: Northwest Aikido
Location: Oregon
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 70
Re: Starting aikido?

Shane Ethell wrote: View Post
Is aikido good for self defense?
A high-ranking instructor whose name escapes me once said something like "Aikido works; your Aikido doesn't."

Aikido gets a lot of flak from other styles about its effectiveness, but I've always thought that was silly. IMO, Aikido will stop being effective when nikkyo stops being painful, and I don't see that happening anytime soon.

Oh, and I agree with Gregg, that was very nicely said Mary!

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