Brian Kagen pick: “Does Desiring Power Impair Aiki?” from aikiweb.com

“Lately there has been much discussion of severing the ethic of aikido from practice in the matter of aiki — seeking aiki as a matter of achieving power, and then in a good relativist utilitarian manner simply applying that power in whatever way seems best to you.

I recoil at this in ways too complex to describe adequately — which is why I give a root experience of mine in the practice of violence to provide some a glimpse into it the nature of my reaction as a premise to the thread.”

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