As I was growing up I saw a lot of abuse and swore that I would grow up and never be a victim or allow someone to be abused in my presence. That decision got in into Taekwondo for the past 30 years and as I grew I learned to reassess my ideas about people as victim or predator and grew more understanding and compassionate. I started Aikido over 3 years ago and I an now once again being challenged into the uncomfortable position of truly loving my enemy and am beginning to understand the true power of love. It has and is continuing to mold me into a kinder and gentler more compassionate Sheepdog. As always, thank you for your kindness and insight.