Sturm College of Law
A larger and stronger adversary lunges toward you, teeth bared, eyes blazing. Do you respond with equal fury, hoping in some way to match him? Or do you simply remain calm and centered, using your adversary's own energy to overpower him? The calm approach is the Aikido way, and this same approach can be an effective way of responding to negative authority in an opponent's brief.
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K.K. DuVivier, The Aikido Technique for Rebutting Opposing Authority, 31 Colo. Law. 65 (Jan. 2002).