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sure. this is common sense. how you react to an oenpnopt should match how aggressive your oenpnopt is. remember that aiki budo was honed as a result of battlefield tactics, ie, in response to people trying to run a knife through your gut to kill you. now, with every martial art, there are formal techniques and then there are streamlined versions which are applied to real life situations but the same result applies, you STILL neutralize your oenpnopt by maiming or killing him.


I think you missunderstand what i am sainyg. From what little i know of Aikido the point of the fight is not to win by dominating your opponents. You dont learn aikido to kick someones butt or to knock someone out in a fight. From what i have seen of it most of the techniques are a defense against an attack. Yes you can do them aggressively, but at its heart its still a defense. I have no issues with Aikido at all, but i do not agree with someone learning it for the wrong purposes.

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Aikido Quotes

  • O-Sensei: My students think I don't lose my center. That is not so; I simply recognize it sooner and get back faster.

  • Morihiro Saito Sensei: Aikido is generally believed to represent circular movements. Contrary to such belief, however, Aikido, in its true KI form, is a fierce art piercing straight through the center of opposition.

  • Furuya Sensei on Swordsmanship: Letting go of the idea of “sword” and the idea of “action” is the meaning behind “willow in the gentle breeze.” When the slight summer breeze blows, does the willow follow the “nature of the willow,” or does it follow the “nature of the breeze?” Please think about this - in this lies the essence of sword technique.