That's a good question Dennis. I consider myself as being in grey area between being in and out of aikido. I consider what I'm working on as Aikido, but I think a lot of people wouldn't. I sort of addressed the same issue over in this thread
when I said, "After all, most of the detractors on this forum who go on and on about what Aikido's missing are outside of Aikido, looking in. At this point, I'm guilty of that as much as anyone. I suppose I still love Aikido for what it could be, rather than what it is today, I don't know what Dan and Mike's reasons for posting here are. Perhaps, like me, they just like arguing on th3 int3rw3bs…"
It really is mostly people on the outside looking in making the most noise on here now. I love it because it gives me a chance to pick their brains and steal all I can, but I can certainly see how it would be frustrating, since every thread seems to get hijacked these days. My appologies for being part of the problem. (no sarcasm intended)