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Old 10-10-2005, 10:35 AM   #11
ESimmons
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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?

From my very limited perspective, I think the goal is to move in a way that requires minimal effort and that results in your attacker being projected away or neutralized.

I don't think there's anything inherent in that that says I should try to cradle my attacker so that he doesn't hurt himself. As far as I can tell, again from my limited experience, the whole "minimize damage to the attacker" ethic thing is a false construct.

So, I voted "not very important".
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