Thread: Spiritual Power
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:40 AM   #18
Dojo: Shobu Aikido of Boston
Location: Peterborough, NH
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Re: Spiritual Power

Christopher Li wrote: View Post
...check out this translation of a scroll hanging in one of the most conservative Daito-ryu dojo around - one that I can guarantee was not influenced in any way by Ueshiba:
One should use the principle of aiki to harmonize with and de-escalate those who threaten violence. In the case where an enemy has already initiated an attack, one should rely completely on the principle of aiki to blend with or redirect their attack, which in turn produces a state of harmony.
Interesting that Sagawa Sensei validates the idea of using aiki in non-martial, or at least non-physical, ways to deal with conflict.
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