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Old 03-04-2009, 12:08 PM   #42
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Re: Aikido IS a practical contemporary martial art

Joseph Connolly wrote: View Post
...It is easy to avoid fights. If you need aikido to help you avoid fights, you might need a psychologist not a martial art.
Nice post, Joseph! I do think avoiding fights, while physically easy, is not easy for everyone, which is why I personally like that Aikido generally includes some sense of basic non-violent intent. I think it's too easy to take such notions for granted (and that we all do it from time to time).

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