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Old 03-25-2013, 10:02 AM   #68
Mert Gambito
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Re: Aikido Predator Mindset

Thanks Ewen.

I don't think we can say that "aiki-jujutsu" as a whole is humanitarian in nature. There does not appear to be an express humanitarian goal in any of the recognized Daito-ryu lineages, for example.

But I agree that Hakkoryu is humanitarian in nature relative to what preceded it. In fact, the system's goal is for practitioners to develop a unified body of understanding and skills that allow them to harm as well as heal people: by learning shiatsu, one learns how to apply atemi in a manner that minimizes the need for unnecessary force and damage when doing jujutsu.

Mert
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