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Old 02-03-2003, 11:29 PM   #11
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Ian Dodkins (ian) wrote:
Although I think many people who undertake martial arts are inherently aggressive, I think it is a useful conduit for this aggression.
Let's not forget the overly passive that find strength through the martial arts. I know of quite a few instances where young boys are enrolled because they were being bullied. Of course some of these need to be controlled once they start getting confident (speaks to latent aggression) but really I do think that the inherently aggressive would get bored pretty quick with most Budo.

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
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