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Old 06-24-2002, 02:23 PM   #12
Richard Harnack
Dojo: Aikido Institute of Mid-America
Location: Maplewood, Missouri
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 137
Ai symbol Probably not

I answered "probably not", with the qualifier "If I did it correctly". Of course I also teach "Brick Wall Aikido", as in if an attacker comes charging at me and I step out of the way and they run into a brick wall, then whatever happens to them is on them. Of course if I were fully Aiki, I would most likely have to redirect them away from the brick wall so that they would not get hurt.

However, having had to use my Aikido twice in the last 26 years to defend myself, I can honestly say the worst injury my attackers suffered was to their dignity as they found themselves sitting rather abruptly down.

Yours In Aiki,
Richard Harnack
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