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Old 03-02-2012, 01:39 PM   #109
graham christian
Dojo: golden center aikido-highgate
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Join Date: Oct 2010
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Re: How to be non-competitive in a competitive world

Kevin Leavitt wrote: View Post

IMO, this is important. Budo gives us a chance to evaluate our actions as we do not have the luxury of hindsight when we must make a stand. Therefore, we must study violence in all it's forms in order to better understand the seriousness of our actions and to make the best informed decisions we can when the time comes for us to make those tough decisions. It may only be a split second we have to make that decision.

It is about walking tall (right) and carrying a big stick (might).
O.K. Once again I will give you an alternative view.

Budo of Aikido for me gives us a chance to study non resistance in all it's forms so that we can use these principles to handle any violence. Thus the study is not of violence but of that which ends it.

It is about walking tall and carrying the bowl of peace.

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