Re: Poll: If you didn't train at all as uke, would you still be training aikido?
We must be careful not to mix
1.learning techniques & conditioning body
2. spontaneous creating response to an attack (Takemusu Aiki).
What we do in daily training is point number 1.
What O sensei and shihans do all their life is number 2.
So my answer is YES, of course. One doesn’t need to take ukemi to do Aikido.