Re: Aikido Predator Mindset
You know...Just because some dude writes a book does not mean...
A. He's right
B. He's an authority on "he's right"
C. That his premise has anything to do with Budo much less Aikido.
Martial Awareness is not a "Predator Mindset" and if you think it is then you're liable to set your practice back many years trying to correct this 'philosophy".
Now I will say learning to relax under duress, and respond appropriately to any attack (as Lynn hints at within or outside of your "self") to restore (in Aikido's case) "Harmony" is my understanding of Martial Awareness. All the "Predator Mindset" ever did for me was cause more pain and despair.
Been There Done That.