Jon, very well said!
Keith Lee wrote:
Where do you think our potential student is going to go?
Keith, do you think Aikido would benefit if students of second category you described, the fighters, would prevail? If it happened, I'd be concerned with possibility of Aikido to evolve into just another UFC-kind of sport, you know, gym, English terminology, no fuss around tradtion, just as you described... Mutual respect attitude would change to sports-agressive. Is it a fair price for becoming truly martial?