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Old 01-28-2005, 09:38 AM   #6
Susan Dalton
Dojo: Greensboro Kodokan
Location: Greensboro
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 345
Re: Article: Appropriate Force by "The Mirror"

Tanner Hukezalie wrote:
I liked your story. I don't want to start analyzing it, but it does carry meaning.
Thanks, Tanner. I probably couldn't tell you exactly what that meaning is, but I'm glad you see the connection I was trying to make.

I hate to generalize--but I'm going to do it anyway. Often I see 2 types of folks on the mat: the ones whom aikido "gentles" and the ones it empowers. Some people tend to back away (me for example) and some people can't wait to jump in and get physical. I work and work on this problem, and then my child seems to have been born knowing how much force is necessary and appropriate. She sees a problem and she deals with it. Then it's over.
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