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By Victor Miller, Terry Dodson

Clash is an unavoidable point of dwelling. The past due popular aikido grasp Terry Dobson, including Victor Miller, current aikido as a foundation for clash solution. "Attack-tics" is a process of clash answer in line with the foundations of aikido, the non-violent martial paintings Morihei Ueshiba created after global struggle II. now not all conflicts are contests, say Dobson and Miller, and never all conflicts are both threatening.

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Experience shows that wading through wordaffects will only slow you down. Because it is attack we're talking about here, and your response to attack. But our system is not designed to show you how to attack someone else. It is not designed to show you more ways to do somebody in. The focus of Attack-tics is on helping you deal with people who step on you, people who make unprovoked (so far as you're concerned) attacks on your person, your personality, your emotions, and your sense of yourself as a human being.

We'd like to change that image. " If you Fight Back, rather than flee, because you think flight is cowardly, then you've made a bad mistake. If you fight rather than flee because you didn't know you could flee, you are making the same error. In the Attack-tics system, Withdrawal is represented by the triangle pointed away from the point of conflict: 1 2 3 52 Aikido in Everyday Life The point of the triangle is directed cleanly in another direction; it is not a scattered retreat, not confused, not apologetic.

What should they say? 3) Spatial relationship: Where am I in relationship to my opponent's space? At first it will seem an impossible job-this estimating and thinking and checking and questioning. If you try, though, you will find that it soon becomes a substitute for your less successful past attempts to Fight Back. The rewards are immediate, and that alone should encourage you to continue. If you fail and get "tricked" back into your old modes of behavior, the world will not come to an end. Just get back on the track and try again.

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