Re: Aikido Predator Mindset
Thank you for the responses,
In our dojo we also have days where we show how atemi interacts with aikido (nage is doing the atemi).
But I guess I'm asking "if I WANT to hurt the attacker and not protect them with a throw" is that considered aikido? I know I have a universal right to protect myself, but should there be a desire to punish someone for attacking me? I know I'll do whatever I have to, to protect me and mine, most of which will look nothing like aikido.
Just food for thought (why are food and pennies exchange rates for thought?)