I've posted the following article at Aikido Journal:
“A Consideration of Aikido Practice within the Context of Internal Training,”
It is intended as a follow-up on Hidden in Plain Sight
, I hope, in this article, to link aikido "as is" with the subject of training in aiki. In other words, how can those who love all of aikido - the technique, the "ideology," the flowing practice, the moral vision, the community - integrate this with internal power training.
Note, too, that this article is in the member's section. You have to pay - a tiny amount - to get access to the entire site. Without Stanley Pranin's work, there would be no "plain sight" to HIPS. The initial quotation that heads the article is a perfect example of what, through Stanley's work, we would otherwise not have access to. In that brief paragraph is a summation of how Ueshiba Morihei defined his own work as his students should use it.
Speaking with Stan, he hopes to use this new site as an archive of the rooms full of research that has not yet seen the light of day. Personally, I would have gotten nowhere in my own work in this area without Stanley, and his further work
is worth supporting: not only out of gratitude, but in order to make more information, that would otherwise never see the light of day, available to the world.