Re: Aikido Predator Mindset
FWIW- Predators routinely fight and often kill other predators to acquire or defend territory/group or breeding status. In the "wild", humans have long done the same. This is especially true of the top predators (humans being a highly successful top predator). The harm comes when humans turn those instincts and skills to ill-purposes (no matter the underlying reasons - mental illness or just rotten character). In the human world, predatory behavior is not even always "physical" - just ask anyone who works in the corporate or legal world.
For me, being the hunter rather than the hunted means that you have seized the initiative. And often that is enough to literally keep the wolves at bay. Sheepdogs are aggressive towards wolves - not sheep.