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Old 10-25-2002, 12:18 PM   #15
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Location: Florida Gulf coast
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IMHO, my moral obligations and responsibility to society is a personal question, not an Aikido one. We each have to decide where that line is and how we want to respond to it so we can live with ourselves. If I really beleived that someone will escalate and do more harm, and if I believed I really have the ability to respond, and if I don't have time to call the police, then I would have to live with knowing I tacitly let it go by. I would probably enter and attempt to take their balance and center and redirect them. First of course with good manners and a sense of humor. Only as a last resort, physical waza.

Until again,


Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
We do not rise to the level of our expectations, but fall to the level of our training. Train well. KWATZ!
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