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Old 11-23-2011, 08:26 AM   #40
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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?
It also asks the question - what exactly is "violence"? If you shoot someone to prevent them from shooting somebody else, is that violence?

We should remember here, as well, that Kisshomaru Ueshiba stated explicitly that his father was not a pacifist.

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Chris

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