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Old 05-08-2005, 09:07 AM   #5
Dojo: Kenshinkai Yoshinkan Aikido
Location: Portsmouth
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 450
Re: Poll: How realistic a goal do you feel is the "aikido" notion of defending yourself while minimizing or negating damage done to your attacker?

It very much depends on the attack!

There is a world of difference between the drunk who telegraphs a hay-maker a you, and the guy with a knife threatening you, your wife and/or kids.

There are situations where it is kill or be killed - I would rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6!!!

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