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Old 04-26-2009, 06:14 PM   #101
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Re: Has Aikido ever helped you in a real fight?

Absolutely.

See my real fight post over on this other thread.
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Old 04-26-2009, 10:05 PM   #102
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Re: Has Aikido ever helped you in a real fight?

Ok so the same guy as before just confronted me outside of a local dairy, which cooks very delicious Hot Chips.

He had three friends with me this time.
Pushing me around lightly he was calling me a pussy for not wanting to punch or fight him.

I told him I had no interest in fighting, especially him. I also called him pathetic for thinking fighting was the right thing to do.

But, me being a teenage with a huge ego I said to him,
"Look, punch me if you must, but let me tell you now that once that punch is thrown the law will be on my side, and will give me permission to fight back. If you punch me you will be on the ground in two seconds."

He said something like "You're such a liar. Fight me you bitch."
I replied "Maybe I am but do you really want to take the risk? Leave me alone please."

at this point he pushed me up to a wall with a hand on each side of my shirt/shoulder.

Big mistake. I swatted the right hand off and proceeded to grab his left hand with my left, slightly turn his arm and performed a 'chicken wing' maneuver with my right arm. He went clapping to the ground shouting out various swears.

I did not let go and I looked up at his friends who had stepped back now and told them to leave. They did.

I let the 16-year-old guy go, knelt down and said "If you attack me again that's three strikes. And I'll go to the police. Leave me alone and leave my girlfriend alone"

I really hope that he does. He's been bugging her for a month because he likes her.

My neighbourhood is fairly kind, and my school has good order but most of the kids there think they're the best fighters to ever live.

What have video games and Television done to the minds of our teenagers? Violence everywhere.

Hopefully that'll be the last thing I'll post in this thread.
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Old 05-04-2009, 07:37 AM   #103
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Re: Has Aikido ever helped you in a real fight?

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I hope this answers your question.
Very much so, thank you!

I'm pretty bad for being late to class, would have been awesome to show up for his class late and have him make an example out of me.

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If you're tired, keep moving.
If you value you're life, keep moving.

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