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Old 02-26-2008, 01:01 PM   #41
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Re: why focus on internal power

Chris Parkerson wrote: View Post
4. Before you train too deeply with iron palm, determine how many children you may wish to pat on the back.
Hahahaha - very funny Chris.

Going back to George's post - generally, what I see in "Aikido" is the attempt to use "aiki-like techniques" to Dominate another person, thus having an "ego-satisfying" experience = winning over someone else.

I believe that Aikido - without quotes - is not this - that it is, instead - Transforming, or, Transformational. In a particular way. At a Much deeper level.

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