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Old 01-22-2004, 04:38 PM   #10
shihonage
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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.