The peaceful warrior is an army of one. He is vital, independent, undivided, simple. He has no weapons because he has no fear. He is complete; he doesn’t want anything. If he had a credo, which he doesn’t, it would be this: Resist nothing.
If instead of blaming others I blame myself, what have I accomplished? Blame itself is the cardinal stupidity, not what is objected to, condemned or attacked.
Karate is street-fight simple; everybody understands a punch and a kick. Aikido belongs to a higher order of martial art. It marries self-defence with a filial concern for the wellbeing of the attacker.