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Old 06-23-2008, 10:55 PM   #5
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Re: Long road vs short road to ki power (aiki, internal strength...)

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Ron Ragusa wrote: View Post
Do you see any value in the long road to ki development?
Is the short road always the preferred path?
I think, all other things being equal, we all would choose to learn more efficiently than not, wouldn't we?

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Is there anything to be gained from deliberately slowing down the growth of your ki power?
I can see how I might forsake the study of one aspect for another, but I can't think of a reason to learn something slower.

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Do you feel that it's important for your students to have the time grow into their power in a responsible manner?
I can see a good reason to teach someone slower...particularly something potentially dangerous. I can see where in some cases a teacher might want to ensure the student has the strength of character to wield his or her new-found power wisely. I grew up knowing a number of wrestlers and boxers who didn't, for example. I don't know how they were taught, but i can see how a different sense of responsibility might have helped a few of them.

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