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Old 06-14-2004, 01:41 AM   #31
Dojo: Aikikai Dobunkan/ Icho Ryu Aikijujutsu
Location: Indiana
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 247
Re: Aikido is still violent......?

I would say that Aikido is violent. I would also point out that there are levels of violence. We do a martial art (or, at least, I do ) Ikkyo and nikkyo can be violent. But the effects vary based on how far we carry the technique. I can use a nikkyo to project someone away from me, pin them onto the ground till help arrives/ they calm down, or follow up the pin with something like a stomp to the back of the neck for a lethal finish. All of this is contained in our art.
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