Re: Long road vs short road to ki power (aiki, internal strength...)
You know, "long road" vrs "short road" is not the best description, but it is not terrible either...
Assuming a person is at a point in their life when they can dedicate say 60 to 80 hours per week training. If they can do that on the aiki skills path - in a SHORT time they will have gotten a LOT farther than someone just as dedicated with just as much time into the akido path. The roads are the same length, it just how far you get in a shorter time... Which is why I would call it a "direct road" vrs an "indirect road" myself.