Jorgen Matsi wrote:
What do you think about practicing Aikido with minimum tradition. No Kamiza, no proper shomen... no picture of O'sensei. No bowing to eachother if you don't want to... no constant bowing to sensei? No bowing when you enter the room. Just pure practice of techniques...
Does one think less of O'Sensei if he/she doesn't bow regularily to his picture?
Does one honor less his/hers training partner if there's no bowing?
You are missing the whole point.
That is part of practicing techniques.
focus, awareness, mindfulness.