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Old 04-14-2012, 01:00 PM   #51
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Re: Aikido and the Floating Bridge of Heaven

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Christopher Li wrote: View Post
The reason why it's repeated as a story is because it's so unusual that it virtually never happens.

Is it possible to face someone down with chutzpah and "being there in the moment"? Sure - but it has nothing to do with conditioning in the body - of which they have none. If it did, then monks with a long history of breath training would regularly have faced down the fighters who killed them - but historically that is just not the case.

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Chris
Curious, so, from a pure evolution and natural selection perspective ... how have pacifists survived?

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