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Old 05-15-2005, 09:10 PM   #24
Chef CJ
Dojo: Green Bay Aikikai
Location: Wisconsin
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 18
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?

Is it also not true that the foundations of Aikido were based on the ability of O Sensei to defeat an enemy without laying a hand on him? It would seem or at least what I have been taught thus far is that we are to remain safe and try to reach harmony with out injury if possible. The attacker does dictate his own fate to an extent as well the level-headedness and skill of the practitioner.
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