Waiting can be fatal… Aikido as Self-Defense: “Stuck in the World of Go and Sen,” by Stanley Pranin

Aikido is almost universally defined as an art of self-defense. If this is so, then understand that there are implications to such a view. One of the most important is that the aikido practitioner does not initiate the exchange with an opponent. The aikidoka waits to be attacked and responds in self-defense…

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