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Old 10-27-2013, 02:26 PM   #27
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Dojo: Tsubaki Kannagara Jinja Aikidojo; Himeji Shodokan Dojo
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Re: My forum pet peeve: "I never got in a fight - the ultimate self-defense!"

Sure, I can see how it might be annoying to want to talk about martial effectiveness and have someone talk about what might seem ancillary (in my opinion, FWIW, de-escalation/etc. is most definitely an aspect of comprehensive self defense). On the other hand, it can be annoying when people are talking about the peaceful mind/etc. aspect only to have someone imply it's unrealistic and will fall apart at first sign of aggression. Sure, let's stay on topic.
Good luck with that.

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