Re: Fear in Aikido
OK, OK.... my original objection was to the blanket use of the term "fear". Sort of like I heard someone on TV the other night assert that many people have "poligamiphobia" because they don't like poligamists ... i.e., they "fear polygamy". It's easy to lump too many peoples' reactions under "fear", when actually it can just be a distaste or a dislike of a given circumstance.
Someone may well decide that Aikido (or any martial art) is a good thing to do, for some reason, but the suggest that it is "fear" causing them to want to learn martial arts is probably categorizing too much under the topic of "fear". I took Aikido out of curiosity... and I'm sure a lot of people have varying reasons.