Re: ?? Exaggeration in Aikido ??
Kevin, which misconceptions?
Roy, where was I not clear? Yeah, sometimes, I reread something I wrote and I have to think about what I meant...then I have to totally restate it so I understand it.
I think I'm taking part constructive...I'm trying to help construct the idea that dojo time is the only thing that'll give you the real answers.
I'm saying, that it's okay to tell beginners that Aikido offers the framework that could make you able to take on whoever/whatever. However, the whether or not you (the beginner we're talking to) have what it takes to do that...who's to say....but Aikido is the framework.
Regarding kata...same answer as above. Whether or not an individuat can get there, I don't know. However, I do know that kata is that framework.
With regards to my training, considering the last question, it appears to me that you're attacking me. Therefore, I've only responded to the Aikido related questions.