Re: virus:Re: Buddhism and memetics

Tim Rhodes (
Wed, 12 Mar 1997 23:38:47 -0800 (PST)

On 11 Mar 1997, D. H. Rosdeitcher wrote:

> I used to practice a martial art called 'aikido'. Aikido is a defensive
> martial art in which the object is to defend yourself non-violently.
> This is done by neutralizing and/or immobilizing the attacker, instead
> of responding with strikes, chokes, etc. Sometimes this question would
> come up to an instructor:
> "If an aikidoist fought other types of martial artists in a street
> fight, who would win?"
> The instructor would evasively answer the question, by saying:
> "A real aikidoist would never be in a street fight."

You had a bad instructor, David dear. A good istructor would have said:
"A real aikidoist does not fight to win."
Too bad, you could have learned a lot from Aikido.

Prof. Tim