The Real Power of Aikido
"One of the difficulties that men face when studying Aikido, is letting go of the preconception that physical strength is the way to make a technique work. This conditioning takes place at a young age, and is hard to overcome. The real power of Aikido comes from a subtle combination of relaxation, correct body alignment, motion, stability and posture."
From "Positive Health Online - Integrated Medicine for the 21st Century: Principles of Aikido"
By S. Svarc & B. Willmington
Issue 171 -June 2010
I would have to add that this is true for a lot of women too.