What is power?
Just read a few articles about "internal power", so disappointing. I wish those who are interested in aikido would search for wisdom, insight, or enlightenment rather than power. One of the stated purposes of aikido, according to the founder, is spreading love - seems forgotten sometimes. Yes, power indeed, but what about love, empathy, care, understanding, forgiveness, reconciliation etc. Aikido has so much good to give, but it seems a lot of people, even very high ranking aikidoka, seem to be content with the little shrimp entree rather than the main course - not to speak of the wonderful desert. Have we entered an age of aikido myopathy??
Raise your eyes, raise your expectations, aikido is so much more than right and left - and "internal power".
All the best