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Old 09-30-2002, 09:44 PM   #11
Location: Bangkok
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 803
Well, this story makes me feel a little uneasy. Don't get me wrong, the outcome was great, an aikido principle was used successfully, but I can't help thinking that it was achieved on the expense of Dan's dignity, and that of aikido's. I am sorry, but this is truly how I feel about it. I think this is not the founder's aikido but rather our own christian western aikido.
I disagree fully with the idea of a confrontation, but I wish Dan could have found a less submissive way out of it.

Last edited by Edward : 09-30-2002 at 09:48 PM.
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