Re: Poll: How important is actively applying the "principles" of aikido "off the mat" in your everyday life?
I was not asked, but will humbly offer that recognizing that conflict is internal and needs to be resolved there is another.
I can't do Ikyo because I have a knot in my gut. I hate the aggressive guy at work - because I have a knot (of fear) in my gut.
The solution is inside me, not asking uke to attack differently, or trying to get 'aggressive guy' fired or kicking him in the face, which, though appealling, would not solve the problem and land me in jail.