Rupert Atkinson wrote:
Did anyone notice? After it's over the big guy drags his 'victim' about - as though with some purpose in mind - then picks up the 'victim's phone and walks off with it.
Dave Organ wrote:
I suppose its possible - highly doubtful, but possible - that a highly experienced practicioner (Say 8th dan or so) could effectively redirect that shot.
Redirect that? Are you joking? Not even remotlely possible (although part of me would like it to be possible). The average 8th Dan Aikido is usually over 65-70 years old - unless you are referring to some of those 8th Dan+ young guns from the Bad Budo section of E-Budo (not possible for them either). More likely, the 8th Dan Aikido would not get into such a situation in the first place.
Agreed almost completely; especially about the last point, although I would say this is a good demonstration that violence can occur anywhere; regardless of location, intent or outlook. In a case like this; I wouldn't sell aikido completely
short; I surmise that one of sufficient skill could
possibly do something - I was being rather general in my thought when I said '8th Dan' - I suspect a Yamada or Kashewaya Sensei could deal with the situation; but not many of lesser skill using aikido alone.