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.