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Old 04-06-2003, 03:36 PM   #42
paw
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Dave (Dean),
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But after some more thought I'm not sure I really can accept that definition of violence anyway.
I don't agree with that definition of violence either and gave some counter examples myself. Dave Foris originally submitted that definition of violence.

Lynn,
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Aikido techniques are guided by the intent of the user.
Be that as it may, we cannot know the intent of the user (indeed, the user may not fully know their intent either).
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Perhaps we should train so that we use as little as possible but enough to be effective.
Here I think Dan's earlier posts are worth consideration. "As little as possible" may still result in a bruises, broken bones or death. Being of pure intent won't make someone any less bruised, broken or dead.

Regards,

Paul
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