"What our sensei told he said to some fellow aikidoka, who are judo yudansha. And at least their judo blending is different from his understanding of aikido blending."
I'd be less defensive if I moved like I did when I did judo 25 years ago. I have high hopes though.
As far as judo and aikido blending being different I can't comment - cuz I'm only beginning to get my 'feet' back after being back training for two years now.
I would like to sit down to tea with Masters Ueshiba, Mifune, and the greatest master of karate. What a discussion that would be; oh and i'd need a translator....