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Old 11-30-2004, 08:59 PM   #4
Michael Hackett
Dojo: Kenshinkan Dojo (Aikido of North County) Vista, CA
Location: Oceanside, California
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 1,233
Re: Intent of Attack

I have to agree with Rock, at least through the lens of my own distorted vision. You may step on my foot, or run over it in your car and I will accept it as a mistake or unfortunate accident. While it may hurt, even cause me great pain, I will not become angry. On the other hand, if you intentionally step on my foot, even without pain, I will consider it an attack and respond accordingly and appropriately given all the circumstances. If you unintentionally hurt me you will remain my clumsy friend. If you intentionally hurt me, don't expect a warm Christmas card this year. Intent is the crux of actions to me.

"Leave the gun. Bring the cannoli."
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