You don't need any "power" if you can do that. I think Ueshiba realized this. But even if he didn't it's still the path I'm trying to work towards.
That would explain why Ueshiba spent untold hours training hard with powerful fighters and working alone in his garden, doing hours of suburi and spear thrusting. It explains why his muscles were so....what's that word?...powerful?
Afraid that one gets nowhere, Chris.
But it calls to mind something I noticed in your photograph recently: the kanji wall-hanging at the head of your dojo. Where did you get that?