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Old 10-09-2005, 10:28 AM   #3
Qatana
 
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Re: Poll: How important a goal do you feel is the "aikido" notion of defending yourself while minimizing or negating damage done to your attacker?

if the question applies to the sense of a Non-physical threat, to Verbal Self-Defense, it means Everything to me. In fact I'm practicing it in a way on this board, and currently there is discussion that makes me want to defend myself loudly and unskillfully and it is extremely interesting to discover that I Do Not Have to React "publicly" to something that would have totally set me off even after a year of training...still sometimes makes me feel like my head is going to explode, though!

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