if I make, say... an omlette, and it is slightly different to the very first omlette ever made. can I still call it an omlette?
you can get alot of different types of omlette, lots of different ingredients. bacon omlette, mushroom omlette yumm
its all got eggs in it, and as long as it tastes good who cares what its called. I appreciate the person who came up with it and everyone will have different tastes and make it their own
so.. my point is, aikido is still aikido, as long as it has... eggs in it
maybe i need to re think my analogy, but after I have eaten. I am hungry now for some reason