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My friend received a threatening note from a student in the martial arts. Can you give a diagnosis (wave the magic wand) from the text of the email? He has already decided to go to the police in the morning, but I thought I'd give this a whirl...good luck! now...release your life forces ....they will gladly escape your false and empty existence.......dissipate........let go.....return to your "one point".....wait for me to find you..... i will bring you one randori you will remember for 1000 years ...little aikido sensei....you have offended more than just me..... we are destined to meet again....soon....sooner than you can prepare yourself for what the universe requires you to pay back.....pay back.....be ready.....little aikido sensei..... like your friend endo shihan said.....i am not karate.....i bring that awakening wind the shihan appreciates..... dissolve....wait for me to find you.......you will be wearing shame and humiliation when i finish painting you with the harm you caused me.... remember....like your real aikido sensei , glenn....i can talk to eagles.....can you? i was telling you the truth and you f****d me......you sent me out to die......not a care in your world...remember, little sensei? that word...."f****d"....i bet you like that word....don't you? return to "one point".....wait for me to arrive at your side.... (There, that is the complete message. This individual is suspected of being "off" meds, and my friend has been nothing but nice to him. Wondering what you think...)
My friend is a teacher of Aikido, a Japanese defensive martial art which promotes conflict resolution. He is 30 years old, has an artificial heart valve, and is a very wonderful teacher and human being. This gentleman appeared at their dojo (place of training) with some strange ideas about aikido, tried to lure my friend into an unsafe area at night to "see what he's got" in terms of fighting skills (not at all what aikido is about), and I believe this gentleman has a (suspected) history of mental issues, as he mentioned to my friend that a nearby "hospital" was cutting off his medication, and he was "going to charge them with manslaughter". Yes, sounds complicated. This individual could also not afford dues to the dojo, so they allowed him to train while paying what he could afford.
As to the references, randori is a form of training in which one defends oneself from one or more attackers freestyle. In this setting, he means that he will or is threatening to attack my friend with no warning. "Little" aikido sensei may just be a derogatory reference, as sensei means teacher, and my friend was his teacher. Talking to eagles, in medical terms may just be "nuts"..(sorry, can't help it.) There has been no conflict between my friend and this person, my friend has been his teacher at the dojo. My friend will be going to the police this evening after work to ask them what to do. I was just curious if there is anything to be gleaned in terms of threat assessment from his letter. My friend feels bad about the situation, because he said the guy did not seem like a "bad guy" at all when he was training, just eccentric, and with a lot of misconceptions of what aikido was all about. To make a long story longer, the letter writer disappeared a couple months ago, and then the owner of the dojo where my friend teaches got an email from another dojo saying that this person (the letter writer) wrote them an email saying that he practiced with my friend's dojo, but they don't do "real" aikido, he wanted to come and do combat, etc. and other weirdness, so the owner of my friend's dojo explained that they thought this guy has some problems. No communication for a month or so, my friend texted the letter writer to say "Hey, we haven't seen you for a while, are you doing ok" but got no response for another month, then this threatening email out of the blue. Thanks for any insight you can provide on the matter...
Thanks a lot for your insight on the limited amount of information..it is appreciated. If there was a mechanism for letting you know how this turns out, I would do so...have a happy holiday!