Re: Don't waste your time practicing AIKIDO
You have highlighted an important issue about Self-Defense that many in this forum ignored. Self Defense also include defense against illness and diseases.
I see people around me living in such unhealthy state all the time. Some of my customers (I work in the health-care business), being over-weight and pretty unfit, come to see me for advise about some quick fix to their weight problems. They expect some magical pills, slimming creams, wonderful gizmo that they hope when attached to their stomach and a power outlet will produce some super electro magnetics field that will exercise the muscle and burn fats while watching more TV or play more PS2 and munching away more potato crisps.
Despite telling them the truth that exercise and healthy diet will probably do wonders to their body, these people are still clinging onto fantasies.
I know, we are losing the battle of the bulge, but I try anyway... <sigh>.