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Old 03-30-2004, 10:16 PM   #23
Nafis Zahir
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Dojo: Bucks County Aikido
Location: Pennsylvania
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 425
Since the word "attacker" was used, I assume what was meant was someone on the street and not an uke in the dojo. That being said, I voted Not very important. Why? Because I have no control over the extent of damage done to an attacker. The extent of damage to the attacker, all depends on them. If they do not attack me, then there is no damage! If they attack harshly, their own negative energy will magnify any technique I do and make it all the more devestating to them. I may choose a simple technique that may have complex results. After all, my response will be spontaneous and without much thought. I will do no more or no less than what is necessary, but still, the extent of damage is in their hands, not mine.

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