Re: Self-defense, Wisdom, and the Way of Aikido
I found this quote in a political article, but it struck me as applicable to the ongoing self-defense debates, too.
Everyone talks about how aikido needs to be a "real" martial art, with credible self-defense capabilities. I actually tend to agree with that. But it's also a "do," a Way, aimed at developing better human beings.
Very few of us will ever actually need to use our martial training to protect ourselves or our loved ones. But I suspect we could all do with a little bit more wisdom.
Well said Katherine,
Perhaps an indication of an experienced Aikidoka or Martial Artist in general is the realization that you do not have to accept every invitation to a party that you are offered?