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Old 12-24-2002, 01:11 AM   #23
mike lee
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 646
harsh reality

Just because what he presented to the general public isn't your ideal representation of Aikido doesn't mean that what he did offer was a disservice.
It doesn't have anything to do with my "ideal representation of Aikido," it has to do with the fact that he's a member of Aikikai, and as a high-ranking member of that organization, he, in effect, is a representative of that organization.
Would you have not quaked in your boots when confronted by two mafia thugs, Mr. Lee?
I have fought gangsters in the past as many as seven at one time. But that was easy. The most difficult challenge was a 270lb bodyguard who was once on the national judo team. (He now walks with a limp.)

I've also "faced off" with a former professional hockey player. He backed down.

If you don't know how to look death in the face, then you can never really say you're alive.

I didn't have anything to do with Steven Seagal getting himself in a postion of being harassed by gangsters. If you feel "disturbed" by such events, there's not much I can do about it.

Last edited by mike lee : 12-24-2002 at 01:24 AM.
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