Re: "Traditional budo" and "Fighting art"
"Roy, not banging on you here, but what's given you the idea that ki and "brawn" are incompatible?"
Not to bang on you either; but, what gave you the idea I felt braun, and ki were incompatible?
Let me reword that statement. I prefer to work with people that yous more "sophisticated" Aikido.
Rob Liberti's post summed up (my feelings also) the use of the word "sophisticated," in Aikido.