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Old 03-21-2013, 09:33 AM   #4
Jareddw
Dojo: Chendokan Aikido
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Join Date: Aug 2012
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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?)
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