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Old 11-10-2012, 03:42 PM   #76
David Orange
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Re: The Fear of Power

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Chris Hein wrote: View Post
...are you saying that the main idea behind Aikido training is to get more power?
In case I expressed this less clearly before, it's inherent in the nature of aikido to develop power and it requires power to do aikido, so power is a central concern of aikido--both how to develop it and how to manage it, both in oneself and in other people. To try to conduct aikido without power is like trying to run a car without gasoline. Or electricity (also a form of power).

Without power, everything else in aikido is appearance and image.

David

"That which has no substance can enter where there is no room."
Lao Tzu

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