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Old 01-24-2011, 07:57 PM   #60
Join Date: Feb 2008
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Re: Aikido training - Why are you searching for internal strength?

Mike Sigman wrote: View Post
that's pretty fraught with Christian symbolism, so I'll pass. I think you're missing the fact that the "power" is usually used in conjunction with the opponent's power; thus the opponent's power/attack is used to defeat him
Our justapostion is getting us nowhere. I offer you my respect and I absolutely understand that "opponent's power/attack is used to defeat him". I just don't like the connotations of control and power over others, as I see it serves no real purpose to the true purpose of Budo.

Last edited by gates : 01-24-2011 at 08:10 PM.

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