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Old 12-17-2002, 08:40 AM   #33
Dojo: Kiburn, London, UK
Location: London
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 899
United Kingdom
I fail to believe we could ever get good ol Joe public to believe any martial art is non-violent, no matter how many dictionaries we use.

I admit it, I voted yes! Mainly because although the intentions in aikido may be intrinsically non-violent, although I've met many practitioners I'm not sure qualify, I'm not convinced the execution normally is (nikkyo anyone).

I do find it interesting that the most vociferous arguments are by the "its not violent" group (with the notable exception of the ever dependable Mr Lee).
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