Eric Simmons wrote:
It's not really up for debate, but I understand there are blind aikidoka. Good for them.
I've trained with blind folks--heck, I've taken a couple of classes taught by a blind aikidoka-- and don't understand why anybody would think it a problem.
Frankly, I find that sometimes having my eyes open gets in the way of really understanding the physics and the connection that is going on between me and my training partner.