Ian Williams wrote:
sorry my post came across more harshly than intended.. I really am a fan of Aikido (hence my being here) but really...
Nah man it's all good, it didn't come across too harshly at all...
If your interest in Aikido does not include the spiritual side of it then that's your thang... Heaven knows the physical side of aikido is a very very good thing
Combined with Ju Jitsu (in your case) or similar (HapKiDo in my case) it becomes a truly formidable fighting form.
I admire your honesty and your direction.
My only beef here was with Ignatius playing spiritual and simultaneously spitting on the spiritual... I was glad to see your post - someone who actually lives and speaks by their beliefs