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Old 05-10-2005, 11:01 AM   #20
James Davis
 
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Ai symbol 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?

When we think of an attacker, often we envision the stereotypical "mean drunk". I can understand why some people might not be too concerned for the well being of some maniac that was trying to kill them , but what if it were one's grandmother? What if she were an alzheimers patient and didn't recognize them? What if an "attacker" happened to be a twelve year old nephew? These are situations in which self control is very important! Train to be gentle. This is Aikido.
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