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Old 01-02-2009, 10:38 AM   #33
Demetrio Cereijo
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 2,254
Re: Effectiveness of Aikido in a combat situation

Erick Mead wrote: View Post
OK. I really have never understood thiscomplaint, but it keeps being made. It is a MARTIAL art for pity's sake. Aggression is hardly objectionable as such. It is the STYLE of the aggression that you dislike.

Do we really mean that passive-aggressive is worse than the bloody-handed brutal-minded kind? Is it really preferable (strategically, ethically, economically etc.) to handle all situations requiring some aggression with nothing less than a headlong, full-throated, frontal assault?
Not worse, but not better. However when passive-aggresiveness is not a conscious strategy but a guts lacking coping attitute, you tell me...