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Old 09-26-2003, 08:19 PM   #12
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Louis R Joseph (aikilouis) wrote:
If tori's only possibility of applying a technique is by inflicting excessive pain on uke, he's completely missing the whole point of aikido. The art is supposed to neutralise uke's hostile intention, and reach a situation where tori is in a safe positon and uke has lost said intention.
I agree with the good intentions, and add that aikido is not about being nice, it's about re-establishing equilibrium and harmony to a situation. As Louis suggests, it is also about restoring uke's humanity.

Whatever is beyond that there may be issues the sensei or student has, as previously suggested. These are dangerous people to themselves and their students. "Leave your problems at the door, they'll be waiting for you when class is over, I PROMISE."


Phillip Johnson
Enso Aikido Dojo, Burnsville, MN
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