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Old 05-16-2005, 01:39 AM   #26
maikerus
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Re: Poll: How realistic a goal do you feel is the "aikido" notion of defending yourself while minimizing or negating damage done to your attacker?

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Si Wilson wrote:
I was at a seminar a few months back where we were doing Irimi Nage. I drove this guy in the direction of the tatami. He got up saying, "What are you doing? What are you doing? You're not supposed to touch me! You're just supposed to show your arm in front of my face and I fall over!"
Say it isn't so

You are kidding, right? It wasn't quite that bad...was it? Please tell me it wasn't

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Old 05-16-2005, 05:12 AM   #27
Chef CJ
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Re: Poll: How realistic a goal do you feel is the "aikido" notion of defending yourself while minimizing or negating damage done to your attacker?

I have never thought of myself as a nutty fairy certainly. We train because most of us certainly are not at the skill level of O Sensei. The point was that idealy , with enough training it could be possible in some situations to avoid conflict entirely which is the why we train in the first place. We learn to physically unbalance attacks( which involves touching) but if we are able to allow the attaker to unbalance themselves, is that not just as good or better? To learn the attacks and defenses , we had better be touching one another in holds or grabs or something or we are not training properly I would think.

I find this discussion most interesting and look foward to reading further responses.
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