I enjoyed the article. It is not very PC but I am well aware of my own capacity for violence. I once described this capacity in the terms of a prince song ( how sad is that?) as " I've got two sides, and they're both friends". Aikido has frightened me, enriched me, frustrated me, made me a different person.and helped me through two years that no-one should have had to endure. Most of my social circle are Aikidoka and they know exactly what they're capable of and they are extremely comfortable with it. Sorry, fairly rambling but it's late and I'm very very tired.