Poll: Is aikido violent?
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03-31-2003, 02:08 AM
Dojo: Seiwa Dojo and Southside Dojo
Location: Battle Creek & Kalamazoo, MI
Join Date: Feb 2002
I don't think aikido is inherently violent but I do think it can be used in a violent fashion. For me it's kinda like asking, is a rock, stick, knife, gun, car, hammer, chainsaw, etc. violent. It's all in how you use it.
"A pacifist is not really a pacifist if he is unable to make a choice between violence and non-violence. A true pacifist is able to kill or maim in the blink of an eye, but at the moment of impending destruction of the enemy he chooses non-violence."
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