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Old 05-25-2004, 10:57 AM   #16
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Dojo: Seiwa Dojo and Southside Dojo
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Re: Poll: Would initiating a technique as nage go against your own aikido philosophy?

We have a saying in Seidokan "the correct and proper usage of ki". Not too much, not too little. Use what it necessary to achieve your goal. If socking him in the face first off is what was needed at the time...well then it fits.

This is entirely my take on it. My views should not be considered representative of my sensei or organization


"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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