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Old 05-17-2004, 06:11 AM   #16
Hagen Seibert
Dojo: TendoRyu
Location: Freiburg
Join Date: Apr 2001
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Re: Article: True Self Defense by George S. Ledyard

To put in another question:

If you defend your reputation this may be your illusion of self,
but keeping up this illusion to youself and to others may be beneficial on your income or position.
E.g. if you are a bouncer you have to keep up a reputation as a strong man,
once people know about a weakness you start getting a hard time...
Other examples could be found for any profession.

You do not really have to react to insult or disrespect,
but often this is just the beginning.
Often you do not know in advance...

Where does true self defence actually start ?
Is keeping up your image self defence?
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