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Old 02-26-2008, 05:39 PM   #53
John Connolly
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Re: why focus on internal power

Mary,

I don't believe that anyone has stated that not training for internal power means you are training for aggressive response or fighting.

I think what many people are saying is that with internal power, you can better make the choice to be aggressive or gentle.

I think you can do that without internal power development too. However, I also believe that the capacity to not harm one's attacker in a self-defense scenario is commensurate with one's personal ability/strength (however defined).

Last edited by John Connolly : 02-26-2008 at 05:48 PM. Reason: repetition of "also"