Wayne Wilson wrote:
Aikido is the Way of Harmony
the Art of Peace
the way of one who loves and respects all creation.
pretty simple to define if you ask me.
why make it complicated?
Are you saying that if my instructor wakes up tomorrow and decides he does not have "respect for all creation" then what he is doing is not aikido, and that someone who has never seen the inside of a dojo or ever heard the word aikido is doing it if (and only if) they "love and respect all creation"? Can you not see why this is deficient?