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Old 02-03-2013, 10:49 AM   #4
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Dojo: Tsubaki Kannagara Jinja Aikidojo; Himeji Shodokan Dojo
Location: Renton
Join Date: Feb 2005
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Re: Aikido and inner aggression

In a way similar to the other thread, I think it can help. What Janet said regarding buttons we didn't know we had relates to this pretty well I think. Like you, I find a general improvement of mood after practicing which helps in dealing with my own stuff; I've found these moments invaluable.
I think the common altruistic idea of not harming your attacker and the everpresent idea of not harming your training partners can be a good mental exercise too.
Take care,

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