Peter Rehse wrote:
On the other side of the coin I find the inclusive nature of Aikido training quite satisfying. I can quite easily satisfy my urgings for a good hard marshal training session alongside people who just don't want to go there. A proper training environment should deliver clean solid technique in a kata context by everyone no matter what their temperment.
Absolutely. I believe that Judo manages the middle way on this one quite well without sacrificing martial integrity with light randori, kata, competition et al.
But a decent straight attack from yudansha shouldn't be too much to ask should it?