Re: Poll: How important is facing your own aggression in improving your aikido?
In O-Sensei's dissertation "Takemusu Aiki" the two primary purposes of aikido are to loosen the joints of the body to create a vessel which can harbour an enlightened spirit. The second purpose is to destroy our own egotisms which prevent us from being in touch with the divine. Aggression being one of those egotisms, I think it's critically important to face our own aggression during training..
Just my opinion though :-)