Thread: Of self defense
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Old 06-08-2006, 04:39 PM   #14
Esaemann
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Re: Of self defense

Sean,

Five years ago, I'd have to say very difficult.

Maturing (i.e. aging) and/or training have changed that for me. Not sure which, probably both.

One thing I've got out of aikido (and tai chi) is to not look at a physical confrontation emotionally, or personally. If you saw a tornado coming toward you, would you be angry or just do what you had to do to survive? Yeah, I know, the difference is the agressor is a human being.

Fortunately, I've never had to put this thinking to the test, but my attitude has still changed in even thinking about it.
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