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Old 06-10-2013, 01:01 PM   #41
Dojo: Charlotte Aikikai Agatsu Dojo
Join Date: Aug 2007
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Re: 105) Aikido- Martial Arts Hidden Within: June 2013

i think it's not so much as protecting our attacker(s), but more so in protecting ourselves. protecting the after trauma, post action if you will, of hurting/maiming/killing another human being. protecting our moral compass, for those who have them, from the after action.

question, if one doesn't embrace one's darkside, the anger, the rage, the fear, the hopelessness, and so on, then wouldn't that makes one incomplete? sort of yin yang, in yo, hi ho kinda of thing? just wondering. personally, i liked my darkside; other bugger is alot of fun.

"budo is putting on cold, wet, sweat stained gi with a smile and a snarl" - your truly
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