Sean Orchard wrote:
I prefer 'aikidoist' to 'aikidoka'...
Personally I can't stand aikidoist.
My arguement is that since someone who wrestles is a wrestler
, someone who boxes is a boxer
and someone fences is a fencer
then someone who practices aikido should be an aikidoer
. That of course is close enough to the Japanese convention as to make it worth keeping aikidoka
as the term for a practitioner and giving the nod to tradition.