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Old 03-21-2013, 02:12 PM   #13
Rob Watson
Location: CA
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 697
Re: Aikido Predator Mindset

Jaredd Wilson wrote: View Post
But I guess I'm asking "if I WANT to hurt the attacker and not protect them with a throw" is that considered aikido?
No. At some point it may well come to pass that in order to meet the high standard of loving protection for all things one may HAVE to hurt but WANT is a different ball of wax.
Jaredd Wilson wrote: View Post
I know I have a universal right to protect myself, but should there be a desire to punish someone for attacking me?
Desire results in suffering and that is best avoided. A desire to punish is pretty low level of personal development so please redouble your efforts to clear these problems.
Jaredd Wilson wrote: View Post
I know I'll do whatever I have to, to protect me and mine, most of which will look nothing like aikido.
If you are so well and able to predict the future then there is no need for aikido. Please put your gift to a more positive purpose.

"In my opinion, the time of spreading aikido to the world is finished; now we have to focus on quality." Yamada Yoshimitsu

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