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Old 02-27-2008, 10:22 AM   #68
Mike Sigman
Location: Durango, CO
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 4,123
Re: why focus on internal power

William Hazen wrote: View Post
I was taught not to mistake any particular aspect of my training as the be all and end all of practice....
I don't think "internal strength" (the ki/kokyu stuff) is the be-all and end-all of Aikido anymore than I think the alphabet is the be-all and end-all of English prose. The alphabet is just the building blocks that all the prose is based on.