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Old 08-26-2009, 09:32 AM   #2
Rob Watson
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Re: How To Teach Power & Harmony?

One can use a hammer to build a house. That house can become a love filled home or a crack house. What responsibility does the carpenter have in the matter?

A hammer can drive nails or crack heads - the role of the wielder is clear in this case.

The nature of a tool does not change whether in the hands of a craftsman or a novice but the product of its use is self explainitory.

Power is a tool and harmony is a product - what is required is a craftsman. Craftsmen acquire their skills and mastery in the arts by many routes but an apprenticeship under a master is usually the fastest way to achieve mastery.

The efficacy of the path to mastery is embodied in the masters produced - but then it is too late if they do not fit into ones preconceived notion of mastery.

Proceed with extreme caution.

"In my opinion, the time of spreading aikido to the world is finished; now we have to focus on quality." Yamada Yoshimitsu

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