Interesting tidbit - pointed out by one of my guys.
He was looking through "Budo: Teachings of the Founder of Aikido" (the John Stevens translation), and mentioned that he couldn't find any mention of "Elbow Power".
So I looked through the original Japanese and sure enough there was:
"49. Elbow Power Development"
The translation in "Budo: Teachings of the Founder of Aikido":
"49. Developing Arm Power"
Hi Chris -
I am not a Stevens Fan nor to discuss the "how" of IS but isn't the appropriate Kanji for elbow - 肘 and not 臂? 臂 refers to the arm, and usually the upper arm (biceps and triceps). Nowhere in Classical Chinese or Chinese Medicine on which Classical Japanese / Kanpo is based would 臂 refer to the elbow.
To paraphrase Freud - sometimes a banana is just a banana...and not all references are to sex / IS