Brion Toss wrote:
And what does this have to do with basic Aikido skills? Only that principles are very, very subtle things at heart, though the actualizations based on them can be so numerous and complex as to obscure this.
Hmmmm.... maybe. I think that the principles are not "subtle", insofar as implying nearly "ethereal".... they're fairly straightforward, just like a magic trick after
someone shows you how its done. THEN it gets subtle. The real problem that is now affecting a lot of readers on this forum is that they have a vague idea of how things are done, but they don't see the extended complexities and subtleties that they're missing.... i.e., they can't comprehend the idea of being able to miss a large issue in a field in which they've feel they're knowledgeable. IMO.