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Old 04-01-2003, 11:51 AM   #16
Alan Drysdale
Dojo: Enmei Dojo
Location: Florida
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 28
Ian said:

>Is there a lawyer in the house? If so, could they please give us their learned opinion on whether a court of law would ever accept that any martial art was inherently non-violent?

It is perhaps not quite the same, but I heard that the Florida court system accepted in a particular case that aikido is a defensive art. I'm not a lawyer, and I'm sure it would depend on the actual words, but that is pretty close to saying it is non violent, per the dictionary definition.

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