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Old 08-15-2012, 12:29 PM   #69
graham christian
Dojo: golden center aikido-highgate
Location: london
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 2,697
Re: ki testing...emphasis on both uke and nage getting stronger

Dan Harden wrote: View Post
Not everyone gets an "A" Graham.
Negative reviews breed excellence.
Failure is the mother of success.
Mediocrity is.....?

Again testing for what?
Stronger for what?
Martial....? How?

These questions were answered in the form of challenges by men who created the arts we follow.

No Takeda who got challenged
No Ueshiba
No Ueshiba?
No Tohei
No Tohei?
You...wouldn't be here.
They all stepped up in real pressured fight testing.
We...are...many times just cowards who run from the very testing we brag on them for.
Let's answer your questions for you.

Testing for what? Testing for ability to harmonize with the universe.

Stronger for what? Stronger in the sense of ability to face and handle life and people by remaining in harmonyy with the universe.

Martial? How? ...By learning how to remain in such a condition in the face of ignorant fighting and beyond that, due to being in continuous harmony to thus bring an end to violence and disharmony which means actually making the other better.