I think anyone that limits their aikido to being reactive is missing the distinction between initiative and aggression.
E.g., suppose someone breaks into a house and is attacking the children living there. Does one's aikido philosophy prevents one from initiating techniques on the attacker in order to stop his aggression?
If so, I think their aikido philosophy is quite in need of revision.
Last edited by Greg Jennings : 10-25-2002 at 06:27 AM.