Ki...IS.... power, Graham.
Soft power...IS...invasive and destructive as well.
this notion of soft meaning, externally leading or evading is WAZA not aiki.
Tohei good as he was...was not Ueshiba.
Just a note to clarify.
Soft power of which I speak is not destructive.
Soft meaning externally leading or evading is WAZA? Not in my Aikido.
Waza is merely technique and is a result of Aiki motion in my Aikido.
As I said, if you experience that kind of Aikido it is different to what you expect.
Once again more differences come to light. Like the stars in the universe, all have their particular shine.