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Old 08-26-2011, 02:32 PM   #124
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Re: philosophical or practical martial art?

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David Skaggs wrote: View Post
If Aikido is about redirecting your opponent's attack back to him/her then isn't the opponent responsible for how much violence he/she receives?

What goes around comes around.
Well, that's literally and pragmatically true, to be sure. The faster my attack is, the harder my attack is, the more surprising my attack is, the less likely my opponent is going to be able to moderate his/her response and the more likely I'm going to get seriously turfed.
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