Re: Self-defense art?
Theres more of that condescension Edwin. I did not say I had no faith in the words of the founder. I find pretty much everything limited and imperfect to some degree. It may be a very small degree, it may be a very large degree. Depending on what we are talking about.
I practise aikido for a mulititude of reasons. Mainly because I love doing so and it is part of what makes me who I am.
My time? If I was you, I would worry how you spend your time...
No, I imagine that I do not know more about aikido than O'sensei did.
As for your statement about no one and nothing dying, yes I recognise the fact that energy changes form etc etc. But the man is dead.
Perhaps, Edwin, you should refrain from being quite so arrogant and telling other people what they should and should not do. You do not know me, how I train, who I train with. You do not know my heart, my mind or my soul. You concern yourself with, well, yourself and I will do likewise. This is my last on this topic with you.