Aikido and “Realistic” training

Here is a link to a thread at Aikido Journal that discusses training methods and whether MMA type competition (or other high risk training) is necessary to “validate” the martial integrity of your art.

http://blog.aikidojournal.com/blog/2011/07/19/martial-arts-practice-and-the-deceived-mind-by-stanley-pranin/#comment-17875

 

I encourage you to read it and the comments that follow.  There is a lot of good information and discussion on the topic.

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