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Old 08-14-2008, 05:01 PM   #4
Conrad Gus
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Dojo: Victoria Family Aikido
Location: Victoria, BC
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 268
Re: What comes after Aikido?

My Sensei recently told me that truly effective aikido isn't the ability to make shihonage work on somebody trying to kill you with a knife or broken bottle. Applied aikido is the principles being applied in any situation, no matter what that might end up looking like.
  • diffuse the situation
  • run away
  • enter and atemi
  • go around and unbalance
  • et cetera

You're not going to execute a beautiful yonkyo on someone weilding a machete at your face. That's just crazy.
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