Re: Aikido is still violent......?
That felt good didn't it, getting that out of your chest. Aikido was a martial art, is still a martial art and will continue to be a martial art, period. If you view aikido as violent; its technique gruesome, barbaric, then do yoga, take up painting or something like that. However, it is through knowing the martial intent of this art that we can control our selfs and civilise it.