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    Quote Originally Posted by Kra View Post
    This thread makes me think of the martial art Aikedo. Wherein the principle is to neutralize the aggressor, while causing as little (or no) lasting damage to them as possible.

    An interesting principle that can be surprisingly effective in the hands of a practitioner. However, of the resources I've read, awareness is the most trained conflict resolution skill they use. And I do believe that good awareness is pivotal for preemptive conflict resolution. Though it may not always keep you out of trouble, it will drastically reduce your odds of it.

    As I said earlier self-defense is always justified in my mind. The trick is to make it appropriate to the threat, which isn't always easy.
    This is one of the key principles I try to follow. I would call it one of my ideals I strive and push for. Having been in martial arts for about 10 years I have always wondered what would happen if I got in a fight outside of class, but I have never had anything ever escalate into a full on fight. *stupid ideal, someone fight me!!!!*
    Im out, its been fun

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    Kra!!

    Fix the spelling... it's Aikido.



    Let's go poki...I'm out of practice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biaxident View Post
    Kra!!

    Fix the spelling... it's Aikido.



    Let's go poki...I'm out of practice...
    Whoops! Well, there goes my credibility on the subject.

    I suppose I should have also mentioned that I'm not a practitioner. I simply read a book about it because I found it very interesting. Though I wouldn't mind learning it. Sadly, there are no instructors in my area. :sad:
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    Funnily enough it's the only martial art I've ever really been drawn to, precisely because of it's philosophy.

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    One last off-topic and then I won't derail anymore.

    There is a Krav Maga gym not too far away though. Though their philosophy is more about survival, I could get into that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kra View Post
    Whoops! Well, there goes my credibility on the subject.

    Sadly, there are no instructors in my area. :sad:



    For shame.


    No? Are you sure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biaxident View Post


    For shame.


    No? Are you sure?
    Well, it may have changed since I last checked a couple of years ago. Hm...
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    I was gonna say, "No, hitting is never justifiable," but (MIRACLE) I realized that doesn't mesh at all with the real world. If anyone threatened my family, especially my little sister, with physical violence, my first reaction would be to slug them in the jugular.
    So I agree with Kra, self-defense is definitely justifiable.

    As for child rearing? Never. But that branches into a whole different topic
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    Anyone who canít go along with that, take him outside and shoot the motherfucker."
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    When I voted No, I meant it can't be justified, if you are the aggressor. Self defense of course can always be justified.
    Oh yeah?

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    Nobody deserves to be hit, but everybody deserves to hit somebody.

    An ambiguous statement, that doesn't mean much of anything, but my answer is still "Yes", if only to jolt them back to reality.
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