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?
I voted somewhat realistic.
It is something I look forward to be able to do in the future. However at this moment in time of training, I do not have the ability to defend myself realistically and at the same time guarantee only minimal damage to my would be attacker. I am not that good yet.
P/s: I've just read "Canon of Judo" by K. Mifune and there is one sentence in it that says, "Judo is jujutsu infused with morality". IMO, aikido is jujutsu infused with compassion. What do you all think?