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Old 11-22-2011, 01:20 PM   #20
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Re: Is Aikido Non-Violent?

Jun Akiyama wrote: View Post
I remember my first aikido teacher saying, "The techniques of aikido are all capable of great damage -- even to the point of killing the attacker. It's the person doing the aikido that makes it non-lethal." I liked that.

Styles are not violent or non-violent.

People's intent and applications can be.

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
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