Thread: True victory?
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:55 AM   #19
Tim Griffiths
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Re: True victory?

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Alberto Italiano wrote: View Post
yeah both 3 things may happen. What happens in version #2 (Mary) is what happens every day and is of no consequence
Wrong, what Mary described was the result of good awareness and good aiki.

Terry Dobson stressed this repeatedly. To paraphrase him: If you're attacked with a knife in a dark alley at night, you've already screwed up - there's no aikido in putting yourself in that situation.

Incidentally, you can see some similar attacks that have happened not far from me in this article: chinasmack.com.
Its rather instructive to see how it happens and what kind of timeframe you have to respond.

If one makes a distinction between the dojo and the battlefield, or being in your bedroom or in public, then when the time comes there will be no opportunity to make amends. (Hagakure)
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