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Old 07-24-2007, 07:02 PM   #51
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Re: Aikido does work in a fight and withsomeone unarmed

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Janet, that sounds like a cool exercise!
Yeah, that does sound like a great exercise. We do a similar practice with white chalk and black clothing in my high-school classes. We also do 'free form' attacks where I hand students tanto and have them use them on each other. Different street styles emerge in this context and then we work on what the students are interested in learning or have brought to class, always emphasizing aikido philosophy and technique. It is always an eye-opener and a great practice.

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Old 07-24-2007, 07:07 PM   #52
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Re: Aikido does work in a fight and withsomeone unarmed

Go to a fabric store and buy some velcro strips. Separate the two sides and take the side that is cloth and soft , the loop side (not the hard prickly plastic hook side). Glue it to the edge of a wooden tanto, and apply marking chalk (like found at a lumber yard). This is a great cheep way to make a very durable marking knife.

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Old 07-24-2007, 07:32 PM   #53
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Go to a fabric store and buy some velcro strips. Separate the two sides and take the side that is cloth and soft , the loop side (not the hard prickly plastic hook side). Glue it to the edge of a wooden tanto, and apply marking chalk (like found at a lumber yard). This is a great cheep way to make a very durable marking knife.
Very tricky, Mr. Bond. Very tricky.

Thanks for the suggestion,Chris!

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Old 07-25-2007, 12:17 AM   #54
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Great idea, Chris - makes for more realistic grips than a magic marker!

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Old 07-29-2007, 12:23 PM   #55
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Re: Aikido does work in a fight and withsomeone unarmed

Now, what did I do with those arms again...? sigh....

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Old 07-29-2007, 12:44 PM   #56
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It's hard to find a guy with no arms to practice your Aikido on...

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Old 07-30-2007, 09:32 AM   #57
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If you can't beat em with no arms, join em.

http://www.popculturemadness.com/Tri...Legs-Jokes.htm

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Old 07-30-2007, 09:16 PM   #58
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For fear of the inevitable moral judgement Ill get, I wont go into detail as to how I got away but when I did - I ran like hell in the opposite direction.
That's exactly how I handled my first (and only) knife fight. Which is what eventually led me to learning aikido.

So, at this point, we've got two solid votes for the Runlikehell ryu. Both backed by real world experience.

Funny, how after an ungodly number of years training aikido, I end up at the same place I started...

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Old 07-30-2007, 11:48 PM   #59
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I'm all for Runlikehell ryu when by my self. However it’s a horrible system when someone is stabbing your children or raping your wife. I prefer Armedtotheteeth ryu. It works well in all situations, particularly when backed up by a system like Aikido. Aikido teaches me to keep my weapon, and free it up when I’m grabbed.

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Old 07-31-2007, 04:47 AM   #60
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It's hard to find a guy with no arms to practice your Aikido on...
Actually I recall practicing w/ a fellow w/o arms yrs ago when visiting Ki Society of Virginia. His kokyudosa was wicked - the guy was all center!!!

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