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Old 06-07-2004, 10:34 AM   #1
Dojo: f1960's Monterey Aiki Kai
Location: Green River,Wyoming
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 6
Tohei Sensei story

jThis happened around 1969 at a demonstration in ;Carmel Valley California. Sensei was asked by a student what he should if he was in a bear hug from behind and coldn't get in position for any of the regular Aikido techniques. Sensei said to do a good pinch on the meaty part of the forearm!!! The student said:"but sensei that is not Aikido!" Sensei replied:"It's not Aikido it's common sense!!!"

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Old 06-09-2004, 03:26 PM   #2
Geoff Flather
Dojo: Life Centre, Exeter, Devon
Location: Devon England, UK.
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 26
Wink Re: Tohei Sensei story

And is certainly practical ! Osensei did say, " that Aikido was a practical martial art, not an intellectual art,"
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