Re: Poll: How often does your aikido instructor discuss the philosophy of aikido during class?
The results, as of this posting, look like a perfect bell curve. Sorry, nothing beyond that observation.
Ian Dodkins made some excellent observations: blending, minimize injury. I like the doka published every day on this site. I am not interested in pursuing OSensei's religion, but I think the goal of harmony among all is valid - I heard this on one of Saotome Sensei's videos. Hmm. Oral tradition?
Maybe someone older and wiser will help us.