The idea of aikido have sometimes been illustrated with the use of the
shapes triangle, circle and square. My son Kit was talking to me about
I then thought of how I had heard the square described as representing
control. I realised that for me now, control has very little place in how I
For me control implies one will imposed upon another. For
me what is interesting and excites me is the unpredictable creation that
emerges from between the practioners in their meeting. For me this is the
antithesis of control.
Aiki promises me an alternative to the stern
predictability implied by the notion of control.