4. Before you train too deeply with iron palm, determine how many children you may wish to pat on the back.
Hahahaha - very funny Chris.
Going back to George's post - generally, what I see in "Aikido" is the attempt to use "aiki-like techniques" to Dominate another person, thus having an "ego-satisfying" experience = winning over someone else.
I believe that Aikido - without quotes - is not this - that it is, instead - Transforming, or, Transformational. In a particular way. At a Much deeper level.