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Old 04-19-2004, 10:51 AM   #8
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Dojo: University of Ulster, Coleriane
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Re: Poll: Do you think your ability to drive an automobile safely has improved since training in aikido?

I have found that it is easier to treat the vehicles as just moving bodies, without directing irritation at aggresssive or slow drivers. Thus I achieve my aim (whether I'm driving fast or not) because I don't get tied up in reciprocating aggression. I think this is the key to martial arts - it is about self-defence, not about beating your aggressor or showing off.

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