Re: Long road vs short road to ki power (aiki, internal strength...)
... ... What I take from this is that in order for such an evaluation system to mean something, it also needs to incorporate a good chunk of time spent in a demanding external experience that will serve as the basis for comparison, and a second look. Without that component, it is entirely too easy for the evaluation system to turn into an exercise in student narcissism that will persistently and consistently drive down expectations and achievement levels.
Fred, does this not correspond to a possibiliy of evaluating the value of your aikido (or other) training by also ...fighting? or at least engaging in ruled competitive unarmed combat in order to provide feedback on the value of that training?
Edit : Oh dear this has gone into 'power and compassion' and whould maybe have been better in 'long v short road'.
Last edited by Michael Douglas : 06-27-2008 at 11:14 AM.
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