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Old 12-28-2006, 07:46 PM   #47
Avery Jenkins
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Dojo: Litchfield Hills Aikikai
Location: Litchfield, CT
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 158
Re: Get Real/ On the street

Kevin Leavitt wrote:

How do you deal with a school yard bully? If you beat him up and humiliate him, does it solve the problem? If you avoid him does it solve the problem?
Kevin, love your posts. Always thought provoking, and you come from a background that Makes It Real.

I remember dealing with bullies in my youth. Twice. Both times I called them out. Both times, I pretty much got the snot kicked out of me. Subsequently, I was left alone, I think from the primitive return on investment calculation performed by most bullies, that is, I was just too much trouble to pick on.

That said, I love it that aikido offers a third option between submission and NHB. Wish I'd known it when I was 13.

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