Most martial artists practice martial arts for years and never throw a punch or twist an arm in anger, that is precisely the way it should be. Martial arts should be practiced for self improvement, self defense or sport but never for thugish behavior. Below are some mpegs that show some graceful but still very practical techniques from a daito-ryu aiki-jutsu site, they serve to illustrate the way we aim to practice the same techniques at Peterborugh Budo.

I have lost the souce of the above daito-ryu mpegs, if anyone knows where they originate please let me know so I can credit the people concerned