Phillip Kirkan wrote:
Why have training methods where there is a winner and a loser? If he wanted to create peace, he should have taught dancing.
Using a "fighting technique" is exactly
the way to teach people that there in fact is not
a winner and a loser. It is not about winning or about defeating. That is the whole point of aikido - to understand that there is no fight
and therefore no winner or loser. IMHO.
Oh, and Kevin, as usual, I enjoyed reading your post