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Old 01-08-2009, 03:21 AM   #16
Jacqueline von Arb
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Dojo: JuShinKan Aikido
Location: Stavanger, Norway
Join Date: Nov 2008
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Re: Aiki strategy outside the dojo

Hi Stefan! Real pleasure to train at your seminar in Malmö!

I wrote a little story of how we (me and my then 10 yr-old) dealt with bullying by training a bully-situation as if it were tsuki attack (with words), doing mental taisabaki and let the words and their energy fly by without hitting their target. By doing a mental tenkan, my son also learned to look in the same way direction as the attacker, developping compassion (or perhaps it is pity?) at the poor bully who can't feel better about himself but by attacking others.

I guess it would apply in this thread as well. It's post nr 10 in the bullying-thread:

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