Power Struggle

Recently, we did suburi in class with a slight change and I was able to observe the power in our techniques from a different perspective.

Ji Cho once challenged me after a class to think about the nature of power.   I can’t remember anything else about that class and I have no idea why she chose that moment to say that to me alone.  But, I couldn’t stop thinking about it because it forced me to look at a lot of assumptions I had about power.

I still don’t know why she said it to me, and it doesn’t matter because it resurfaces at unexpected times and it’s nice to hear echoes of her in my training.

O’Brien Sensei

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