Thread: Of self defense
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Old 09-08-2005, 02:38 AM   #8
Location: Western Australia
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 14
Re: Of self defense

I doubt any accomplished martial artist of any kind would be unaware that their art is capable of causing harm. Over zealousness is a lack of control, control is something a martial artist should be learning.

I also very much disagree that other arts hammer the reasonable force message, with some of the more hard or external arts the whole idea is to smash your opponent to a pulp to save your own life, I dont particularly see the 'reasonable' in that. I would have to say Aikido is one of the arts that you have most control over your force and can actually achieve 'reasonable force'.
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