Edwin Neal wrote:
All the 'oldtimers' had practice in judo,jj,karate,kendo, etc... Aikido IS made up of other arts... so i see no problem...
Except that when they taught Aikido, they taught Aikido.
They didn't mix things up and say it was Aikido.
My sensei also does kenjutsu, and he does refer to it in class because ALL of Aikido's movements come from swordsmanship, but he doesn't shmush the two together and call it "Aikido." And if, hypothetically) I had to lead a practice tomorrow (which is unlikely because I don't hold rank, so it will probably be a long time before I'm in this position, but even so), I'd do it straight, not pile in Kali and Tai chi and some Aikido.
You don't agree with that, fine. But that's the way I do it.