Re: What Makes a Technique an "Aikido" Technique?
Good point dustin. Techniques do not make aikido. It is the spirit, philosophy, compassion, and attitude that we learn through the practice of budo that makes aikido, aikido...not any technique, exercise, or kata.
Focusing on technique will make for a very frustrating experience in aikido since they methodoloy is designed to teach you "the way" (DO).
It is not about being "martially effective"...whatever that means!!!