Relaxation alone—even a specialized form of it—is not aikidō, however. If this internal power is a foundational skill—one largely abandoned today—the techniques of aikidō are its delivery system. Even with remarkable power, without a delivery system, one is no more able to fight than a power lifter is able to win in a boxing ring, just because he can bench press six hundred pounds.
~ Ellis Amdur, from It Aint Necessarily So: Rendez-vous with Adventure
Aikidoka: We talk a lot about Tohei Sensei, but how much time have you spent actually reading about him?