In other words, if you watch a generic Aikido demonstration, the techniques are restricted, ultimately restricting how Aikidoists engage in any real conflict. IMO. Needs to be opened up.
Actually, this is one of the great martial failings in *my* aikido, anyway. I find that having engrained a certain pattern of technique and form during training, when I step out of that format, I am not as comfortable as I'd like to be. Even when sucsessful at applying other paradigms, I tend to leave one paradigm for another. Blending them all together is still a challenge. Some progress has been made in this area, but not enough.
Oh well, something else to work on...