Re: techniquies in street fights
I'd prefer positive.
Aikido is martial art - not self defense..... Both irimi and tenkan exist.
Perhaps I could have added to the favourite aikido quotes thread "if there is going to be a fight start it".
I personally dont have any issue with taking positive action to control a situation and don't see that there can be any philosophical objection to nipping a problem in the bud.
To me this is good aiki and can be very effective in many scenarios...attack being sometimes the best form of defence?