Lynn Seiser wrote:
In FMA we start with weapons and later the hands.
IMHO, since Aikido comes from ken-jutsu, it halps make sense of why we move the way we do.
Yeah the movements are practically the same for stick, knife and hand.
Aikido mainly comes from Daito Ryu jujistu iirc, of course jj was (is) the empty handed compliment to kenjutsu, etc.