Re: A Real Aikido Man
There was also that Muslim store clerk who took the robber's weapon away, then made the man get on his knees and convert to Islam, then gave him a loaf of bread and sent him on his way.
What I like about the story in this thread is that the victim basically "critiqued" the robber's criminal technique. This is an interesting concept within the framework of conflict resolution. You can not only make the person second guess themselves, but they may even alter their behavior to accommodate you. The reason this works is because the enemy does not expect to face such an unconventional tactic, they become caught off guard, and they are forced to make a quick decision in response.
Realistically, the only response the enemy in that situation would expect is resistance, in which case he would've been prepared to start stabbing.
Last edited by genin : 12-09-2011 at 09:33 AM.