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Old 07-09-2010, 03:37 AM   #49
Michael Varin
Dojo: Aikido of Fresno
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 567
Re: Life Question - Harming Another Human Being

This thread raises some interesting questions.

Michael McNamara wrote:
he said "If you want to kill someone, then do this." which was a mock hit to the thorax.
Why would anyone think hitting someone in the thorax would kill them? I thought those Krav Maga guys were trained to be more precise than that.

Keith Larman wrote:
In the movie "History of Violence"
Why would anyone ever use A History of Violence to illustrate any point other than how bad a movie can be?

On a more serious note:

Kevin Leavitt wrote:
I definitely don't WANT to kill anyone that doesn't need killing. However, some people NEED to be killed as they are very bad, and I really WANT to do that if they NEED it.
Who decides which people need to be killed? What is it that makes them very bad? What makes you want to kill them?

Is this a pre-existing, identifiable need to be exterminated thing? Or more of an at the moment their badness manifests sort of thing?

"Through aiki we can feel the mind of the enemy who comes to attack and are thus able to respond immediately." - M. Mochizuki
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