Re: Poll: How aesthetically pleasing is your instructor's aikido?
Believe it or not, esthetics had a major part in my becoming an aikido student. The first conact I ever had with aikido was by a poster with a picture of a lotus flower and some small pics of aikido techniques and ki-tests. Beautiful poster!
Then I went to see a training and was profoundly impressed by the esthetics of the motion. Having some experience with dancing I was totally dumbfounded. And, naturally, decided I want to have a piece of this action. Mmmm... never regreted it so far.