Mike Taylor wrote:
What is the key to good Aikido and why do you feel this way? (i.e. technical knowledge, ki development, strength, flashy technique, etc)
IMHO, attitude is key. With the right attitude you are open to learning technical knowledge, ki development, and flashy technique. Though I must admit, IMHO, the right attitude doesn't value flashy technique. Without the right attitude, nothing is obtainable.
Lynn Seiser, Ph.D.
Sandan Tenshinkai Aikido