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Old 07-05-2006, 01:59 PM   #15
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Re: Poll: Does aikido contain any philosophical principles not present in any other budo?

Learning not to view the person attacking you as the enemy. Learning to do so without giving up your right to not be attacked. Learning to promote your own personal safety without resorting to what most of us think of as self defense. These are not easy things to do. Often, they are not possible. But I believe they are possible more often that some people think and are always worthwhile goals even when they are not possible.
Nice chunk of meat Mike. well said

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