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Verbal-aikido.com’s Online Virtual Tatami (or sparring mat) exists to receive examples of aggressive verbalisms, such as objections, accusations, blame or judgment and so on. It is a virtual space where you can bring or propose your ‘attacks’ to be received by Verbal Aikido and the practice of this art as proposed in Verbal Aikido: The art of directing verbal attacks to a balanced outcome. Simply leave your words in the box below, or propose ‘Irimi’ for the attacks that have been posted.
Some notes on annotation
‘Att.’= Attacker/Aïte, ‘Aik.’ = Aikdoist/deshi
‘[…]’ = transcription for the use of the Inner Smile.
[***]’ = transcription of a destabilization during an exchange.
‘[—]’ = transcription for a (possible) energy balance (Ai-ki) during an exchange.
Att.: You stupid xxxx
Aik.: […] I see, but could you describe me in just one word?
Aik.: […] I’m sure you can find more than that!
Att.: [***] Euh, sure, I’ve got loads!
Aik.: […] Hey, I bet we can find hundreds for both of us if we put our heads together, wanna try?
Simply leave a text starting with “Att:” in the comments box below.