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Old 12-17-2002, 01:43 PM   #35
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Well I guess it's been discussed to death. time for a new poll.
Anyway my last thoughts:

I've always thought of the sudden intesnse activity as coming from uke's attack, with aikido being the part where that activity calms down to peacefullness (nage first rises to the intensity of the attack but promotes peace by remaining calm). And yes I realize sometimes nage must initiate but that does not contradict the above at all.

Also it was the weirdest thing in concept, but thanks to Patrick Cassidy sensei I now have seen The Non-violent Nikkyo. Really cool stuff. I am convinced that no matter how violent some people are, aikido itself remains non-violent.

Well thanks for reading and thanks for writing, this has been one interesting poll.
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