Getting Started in Aikido III

Is Aikido an effective means of self defense? I had someone with a whole lot more skills than me say that if he didn't think Aikido was effective he'd quit doing it and go do whatever it was that was better. That being said, however effective Aikido might be, you have to commit to a long term study.

Adjust your horizons. It will be slow, comically frustrating, and there will be stretches where you think you are not getting any better at all. Come to the next class and participate to the best of your ability. Keep doing that and the rest takes care of itself.

Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is the place to train.
--O'Sensei

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