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Old 05-24-2004, 12:24 AM   #11
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Re: Poll: Would initiating a technique as nage go against your own aikido philosophy?

John Riggs wrote:
If you know your are going to be attacked, then why wait for them to hit you first.
Because on the video tape it looks like you started it...hard to claim self defense then


"A pacifist is not really a pacifist if he is unable to make a choice between violence and non-violence. A true pacifist is able to kill or maim in the blink of an eye, but at the moment of impending destruction of the enemy he chooses non-violence."
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