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Old 06-15-2004, 07:04 AM   #39
David_francis
 
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Dojo: St Ives Aikidojo
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Re: Aikido is still violent......?

You have the choice to walk away, or in extreme cases defend yourself. I know a few people from my dojo who have stopped a fight just by doing tenkan. But you do have power over your skills, is that not what we have learnt to do? I agree that you arent the only participant, but you are in control of the situation.
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