Re: What Makes a Technique an "Aikido" Technique?
Having not read the other replis, I would say that what makes a technique an aikido technique is outlined as follows (these can help you identify the characteristics of what makes aikido what it is):
-the ideology behing the technique, e.g., the philosophical reasoning behind the reason of why aikidoka performs a technique a certain way.
-The technique being of a joint lock/pin, or a throw
-body movement such as tenkan while performing a technique
-all the priciples of aiki that you learn while training are recognizable.
I need to give this more thought as this is a quick response.