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Old 06-15-2004, 06:54 AM   #38
Dojo: Kiburn, London, UK
Location: London
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 899
United Kingdom
Re: Aikido is still violent......?

For myself Violence means "an emotionally driven and undisciplined application of force against a given target."
- so if someone can remain calm while killing/torturing another, they are not committing violence, just a rather extreme form of argument? This definition would also indicate most of the actions of armed forces during a conflict are actually non-violent as they are anything but undisciplined. As for this definition accurately determining the mental part of a GBH definition, as you're background is law I believe it must fit. However, I was always under the impression that the type and nature of the injury caused determined the type of sentence imposed (leaving out plea bargaining). Is this the case or not.

Its up to the person using the aikido to decide the level of violence used.
wouldn't it be nice if we all had this level of skill? You are not the only participant, so how can you assume that you can dictate anything?
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