Re: Aiki Ken and Ken justu
And I left out one thing... The way I think about aiki in terms of jo and ken is developing "oneness" internally to allow me to perform all those movements.
How all that "informs" my Aikido in general is I think rather obvious. How can I possibly attain "oneness" with the big, bad, hairy attacker if I'm not "one" internally before they attack... So removing all that slack from my body before before contact. Can't get out their slack if I've got it in me. So we go back to those four principles things...