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Old 09-17-2004, 11:50 AM   #6
Greg Jennings
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Re: Aikido no good for self defense??

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Dave Organ wrote:
Initiative yes; attack no.
That's how I define the difference between passive and active defense.
Could you enlighten me? Here is a scenario:
o Really big guy is standing there in an aggressive posture.
o He's telling you that he's going to clobber you and do it up brown.
o You seize the initiative, stick tegatana in his face, he blocks, you do a nice nikyo ura, drive him to the ground without seriously injuring him.
o You then execute a hasty retreat.

In you book, is that attack or initiative?

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Greg Jennings
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