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Old 07-07-2006, 03:28 AM   #15
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Re: Thugs

Depends on how the message was conveyed..

We see Aikido as a cultured art (and other arts for that matter).... Unfortunately, Martials has been associated with bad instances of agression (as posted above).

I'm not really sure how it looks elswhere, but a lot of really skilled MA practitioners in my country.. come from the lower classes... and sadly (this is a statistical fact here) get involved in a lot of crimes and disturbances

Perhaps the article was addressing issues like this? Thuogh I guess they shouldn't have generalized?
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