Re: Vantage points
I could use some help in these discussions. I sense ( and by sense, I mean I have been TOLD DIRECTLY by various people ) that there is a big shift happening in Aikido.
Great! Awesome! Count me in.
Ah, but there is a problem I have. Much of what is said in the IP/AIKI discussions fly over my head, or around my head. While I find a lot of what Dan says to be intriguing, a lot of it feels like rhetorical questions, or questions that he obviously has an answer for, but I don't.
How to get them? Well of course, go and feel. Awesome. At first opportunity, I think.
In the meantime... maybe we should think about building something on the web to speaks to these things. When the IP / AIKI crowd talks about "Aiki" and its definition, and InYo, and other things ... it would be really nice to have a definition written down.
Or, when talk about O-Sensei and his solo training occurs - can we point to them and say what the were? Can we reconstruct them?
When talk comes up about the long lineages of thought that Uaeshiba subscribed to - can we point to those as well?
And if by "we" that means "I need to set up a wiki or something" then I guess I'm volunteering...
I know there has been some derision about people being "too cerebral" here, and I understand it. Things need to be felt and done. I'm just looking for some understanding in the meanwhile. Maybe do some of that solo training.