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Old 09-05-2006, 11:09 PM   #6
Dojo: Atemi Ryu
Location: Miami/Philly
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1
Re: 7 year old applies self defense

Even the most docile animal will allow you to handle, bother, and even slightly harass it... UNTIL, and then there is a lashing out of simple primitive self preservation. Practice of AIKIDO allows one to flow with others, to love and walk in the way, but based on the story, there were no broken bones on the assailants, no blood, and no overkill? Thus, a 7 year old succeeded in realizing that he did love himself enough not to allow further bodily harm but most importantly he loved the criminals enough not to overly cause injury either! Give this boy a green beltů. He has earned it, at least in my heart!

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