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Old 10-13-2003, 09:39 PM   #35
Suzanne Cooper
Dojo: Retsushinkan Dojo/Alabama
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 52
Wow, this is an interesting poll and thread.

I believe he could have done it. There are similar 'mind over matter' stories in the lives of various Saints.

And there's nothing to say that only Judo-Christian belief systems support amazing feats.

The lesson I learn is to determine the intention of your attacker--know your enemy! If he or she comes at you with the intention to do you great harm or kill you, you're presented with a different situation than on in which your attacker comes at you with a more sporting intent--even if the sport is a better-trained athlete bent on hitting the mark.

Of course, I see Jun's point. Who would want to be know throughout history as the one who killed O Sensei?

I got guts, yes I do. I do aikido--do YOU?
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