human_behind_screen1123 karma2017-07-06 19:16:04 UTC
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human_behind_screen124 karma2017-09-18 15:55:11 UTC
There are tribes in Papua New Guinea in which it is forbidden to speak to or be spoken to by one's in-laws. Brilliant.
human_behind_screen37 karma2017-10-07 21:13:17 UTC
Aikido and a lot of traditional martial arts concern me in the sense that they seem to give their practitioners a false, if not inflated, sense of security. As someone who's done BJJ for years, which is much closer to real fighting, I have a strong sense for just how south things can go, and just how fast.
Does it concern you vis a vi your students' safety to be teaching a martial art that has little actual martial credibility? I mean no disrespect, but my understanding of Aikido is that it was essentially a finishing school for people who'd grown up in a culture of actual physical fighting. That's not the case for today's average practitioner.
human_behind_screen32 karma2017-07-06 21:54:36 UTC
human_behind_screen3 karma2017-10-07 23:58:30 UTC
Well, it's good to hear you bring a strong sense of awareness to the practice. And I'll grant that breakfalls and whole-body movements are pretty helpful, fights and otherwise.
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