- Jul 9, 2008
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- Covington, WA
I have no doubt they exist. We have one on this forum, I believe. But I also think those teachers are exceptions to the rule. But there's a whole lot of "art of peace" stuff that came from Ueshiba.Not true, not everyone believes Aikido is about pacifism Etc. There are plenty of aikido teachers who train and teach it for real defense
That said, maybe pacifism isn't the right word. How would you characterize the core philosophy of non-violence in Aikido?