Re: Poll: Is the spiritual component of aikido inherent in the physical techniques?
I voted yes because of my own definition of spirituality as it relates to physical technique. Sensing the opponents movement and ki are very essential to a clean technique. That to me at least, involves a spiritual connection. Some may disagree and that is all well and good for each of us has our own approach which is what makes getting together with new people to study such an important aspect of Aikido training.
Thank you for your time.