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comment What are the main uses of aikido in self-defense?
@SteveWeigand I glad you see there's a difference. I agree with most of what you are saying, but in my experience, it is also guys who go to learn to fight who get into these situations much more reliably.
Apr
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comment What are the main uses of aikido in self-defense?
@DaveLiepmann I said "I have heard", and I have specified that it was probably referred to the roots of aikido, not modern aikido, also I said any distance provided you can make contact, and there is nothing in the philosophy that assumes an untrained approach. In sword defense, noone is assuming that somebody just found a sword and started attacking. I agree that on the whole, there is very little focus on the opponent's training level and that this is mostly simplified.
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comment What are the main uses of aikido in self-defense?
I'm afraid this will turn out quite fruitless, but I will try. Again: if your premiss is to fight, of course it makes sense to prepare for as much as you can. I am not arguing that, so why are you? It is simply not my premiss, so I disagree. There is more to "self-defense" than fighting. Do you disagree? Are you saying that self-defense is a synonym to fighting?
Apr
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comment What are the main uses of aikido in self-defense?
My point was that some are focusing too much on all eventualities and preparations; "if he does that, then I can do this, she is good at that, then I must be good at groundwork, ...", and not focusing on what is being taught (driving (or aikido)). Again, fighting is not self-defense. Fighting can be a part of self-defense in some situations. Most situations do not include/require fighting.
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comment What are the main uses of aikido in self-defense?
No, I disagree. From how I understand your suggestion, your point is that you go to learn one thing but are taught something else. To avoid you getting hurt, someone teaches you something else and your point is that if you do that, you will never learn the real thing, or do I get you wrong? Also, my analogy was that you start practicing swimming, not that the driving instructor teaches you swimming.
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