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?
What Chuck and Lynn said.
I don't think of this as an "aikido" notion.
More like aikido is a path to work on moving closer to several
desirable goals like this one. At least I see it as being part of
attempting to becoming a more mature, compassionate being.