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Old 01-05-2009, 10:08 AM   #123
jennifer paige smith
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Re: Effectiveness of Aikido in a combat situation

Jennifer Smith wrote: View Post
Yeah, me too. It was joke based in irony.

I think people might take a second look at that phrase, which I really wish they would.

Personally, I'd never use it in all seriousness. It's too close to another kind of derogatory 'Bunny' word we've just gotten over in this country. It always sounds like that to me. And my respect diminishes for those who use it thus.

And Demetrio implied O'Sensei was a senile old man in another of his posts recently
..So, I figured, What the hell. This was my humorous way of pointing that out.

Thanks for the opportunity to say this.

I think this will suffice.

Jennifer Paige Smith
Confluence Aikido Systems