Re: Aikido is still violent......?
Just to set the record straight, I am not displeased with the fact that Aikido is an extremely martial art nor do I have a problem with the fact that it can hurt people...so I don't think I'll take up yoga anytime soon. I realize that Aikido does the nicest possible thing to an opponent, but throwing somebody on their ass is not peaceful. A few of the joint control techniques are much less violent, but that is their purpose. Throws on the other hand are designed to incapacitate or damage the opponent. It's violent. How could anyone think otherwise.