Dean Suter (Amassus) wrote:
Hmm...does that include actually taunting people to attack him. I admit that aikido can be harsh but what I am really talking about is the attitude and situation in which he uses the techniques.
Using the attacker's "macho I'm a tough guy" attitude to trap his mindset and to be able to summon his attack at will, is actually a common strategy recommended by self-defense instructors.
Its much easier to deal with a right hook when you can summon it on command.
A self-defense expert, Peyton Quinn (who is by the way a big fan of Aikido), writes about using exactly the same approach in his books on self-defense.
I believe that particular book can be found here