Michael Neal wrote:
I don't know why this is in the humor section, it really is a good idea to be quite honest. You can remove the shiny medals if you want but the rest is great.
This is in the humor section because of the taboo of (gasp) suggesting that aikidoka should compete. Competition is bad! Bad! Bad! Bad! O'Sensei said so!
When going against the accepted social grain it is often good to leave yourself an out, ie "I was just joking," to avoid ostracizing by the mainstream.