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Jeremy McMillan

The way of nonviolence in violent situations is a concept of Japanese Budo. Aikido is a relatively new art teaching the way of dissipating violence by taking violent energy, and harnessing it into something that might resemble a dance.

Beginners with much skill might have mastered the ability to throw an attacker without hurting anyone, but an Aikido master is given an opportunity to teach the futility of violent intent whenever attacked.

Children (young ones) may not be able to master the art, but exposure to the discipline provides examples of confronting an attacker with mindfulness and compassion. Also: I believe ukemi is prostration. Just bring your "kwanseum bosal" mind with you.

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