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Old 06-29-2011, 07:48 AM   #19
philipsmith
Dojo: Ren Shin Kan
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Re: philosophical or practical martial art?

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Mario Tobias wrote: View Post
case in point re aggressiveness/violence.

chiba or isoyama senseis videos. being high ranking aikidoka, the techniques they employ look aggressive and violent to me.
Appearances can be deceptive.

I remember Chiba Sensei once saying (to paraphrase) true compassion is having the ability to destroy but not destroying [your opponent] which sums up both practical and philospohical elements for me
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