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Old 11-04-2003, 03:24 AM   #5
Roger C. Marks
Dojo: Tetsushinkan London
Location: London
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 25
United Kingdom
Perhaps we may confuse passivity with pacifism (I'm not certain that there is a word pasifistic so I do not quite understand the question)- this could be another example of people divided by the same language. Assuming that 'pacifistic' means with peaceful intent, I voted yes. There seems to be no doubt that Osensei preached and lived for peace but it is also evident that aikido was never intended to be passive - its surely all about going with the flow or even creating the flow with elements of distraction and confrontational techniques that are certainly dynamic.
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