Originally posted by Robin Walton
...I have just started to take aikido lessons 2 days ago and wanted to know when I would learn the force field?
You could get the Buzz Lightyear belt (standard issue slotted pig), or the better yet get some Jedi training. You are probably too old to begin the training however. Once you get the force field down you start working on the tractor beam, so don't get too caught up in the old "force field" hype. They both have nothing on the concussion energy some Chinese guys can do though....
If you haven't guessed that this is all a load of crap, let me tell you now:
It is a load of crap.
Don't let Hollywood tell you what budo is about.