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Old 04-03-2005, 12:37 PM   #7
Location: Rotterdam
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 459
Re: causing no (serious) harm

Ruth McWilliam wrote:
confidence in your ability to handle a conflict situation without resorting to violence
Does a physical aikido technique count as violence?

knowledge of how to move physically and verbally to a win-win situation, compassion, understanding...
Is aikido in this respect so much different from other martial arts, sprts, hobbies, ...? Or do we just emphasize it more in aikido?
This question is especially important to me since there are too many stories about high ranking aikidokas misbehaving. Or should I cynically conclude that the positive effects of aikido balance the negative effects of gaining power in an organization?

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