Re: For Ted Ehara - Boundary of your aikido?
In the company of such heavy hitters let me speak as a child would:
Last night in class we trained basic techniques for testing later that night. I was training with my good friend who was testing for 2nd kyu. He punched me while I was doing shihonage, so I got a little mad and thumped him hard on the ground even though I knew he had a tough test coming up. He laughed. I immediately realized what I had done and said 'sorry'. We both laughed some more and kept training.
I'm afraid my instincts are still governed by violence, and not peace. Need more training.