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Old 12-17-2002, 08:31 PM   #37
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 346
I like to think Aikido allows an expression for violence that can be safely handled through nonviolence. As Uke the feeling I try for is violence in the attack, an emotional discharge (pheromones even?) which Nage can ride safely down.

To me Aikido transforms society because it tames the killers, not because it makes killers out of the tame. It tames them by allowing an constructive expression of violence.

Alfonso Adriasola
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