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Old 08-20-2005, 07:18 PM   #16
Michael Hackett
Dojo: Kenshinkan Dojo (Aikido of North County) Vista, CA
Location: Oceanside, California
Join Date: Oct 2000
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Re: Aikido and jujutsu in everyday conflicts

Strong statement, Jean and perhaps too inclusive. I never suggested or implied that anyone should behave unlawfully or inappropriately. There are many ways, completely lawful, to convince criminals to stay away from the homes and families of law enforcement agents - ways that could be filmed by 60 Minutes without embarrassment. The cops themselves have always been fair game, but the family members of officers (and reporters for that matter) have traditionally been off-limits to the criminals.

Perhaps your suggestions would work well. Out here there is a good likelihood you would get shot by some of these characters looking to make a name for themselves. Asking them if they had a problem with you could well get an answer in the form of a 9mm pistol held sideways "gangsta" style. Only the person confronted at the time will know the best answer.

Sorry you feel so strongly about my life-long profession. You must have had some terrible experience.

Michael
"Leave the gun. Bring the cannoli."
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