Balance of forces

2017.03.15.010.WebPublic bench, Notre-Dame de Paris, France. Photography by Nguyen Thanh Thiên © 2017

In the building of human relations as well as in the building of houses or churches or of any human construction, there is balance between forces. Not only does one need a desire to go toward the other, not only must one walk beyond fear of the other, one also needs self restraint so that one’s force does not overwhelm that of the other.

Martial art is all about balance and bounds. I have chosen the character rin, wheel, in Ringenkai Aikido to express this truth.


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