Johnny Chiutten wrote:
I dont go around kicking peoples butt. But Im a combat instructor in the army and i teach raw recruits how to survive!
I understand that aikido has many practical applications in army and law enforcement training. But for us common people, our main worry is to learn how to survive the stress in our jobs and daily lives, get a good cardio-vascular work-out, have fun rolling on the mats, and benefit from whatever aikido has to offer on the spiritual level, associated with hard physical practice without having to be martial. Please note that Osensei, following the tradition of buddhist monks, spent a lot of his time doing hard farming work, beside his aikido and long praying hours.
If I have any worries about my personal safety, I will call the police...