Craig Hocker wrote:
This attitude is unfortunate for your students.
Your ability to apply Aikido techniques might just be a bit broader if you didn't disregard an important mental component of the art.
however given the focus on sport judo and fighting, this attitude is not surprising.
please go to my website and read my Newsletters for the months of January and February. They are brief articles which explain why I don't buy into the Asian philosophy/religion in Aikido, Judo, and Jiu-jitsu.
I think you will understand my position better. I am not so combative (at least I don't think so).