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Old 11-23-2011, 07:49 AM   #39
Kevin Leavitt
 
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Re: Is Aikido Non-Violent?

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Lynn Seiser wrote: View Post
Yes agreed.

It asks the question, do we have to be violent to deal with violence?

Well, do we?
Well I think it depends on the definition of "Deal with". I think we must understand the causes and nature of violence in order to deal with it.

We can deal with it in many ways. Prevention and deterrence are two ways. I think it is best to deal with it on a strategic level instead when possible. We still must deal with it. We certainly can't ignore it.

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