"Why iaido?". Is this an extension of sword practice or do people find this a complementary art to aikido? Does it help you stay centered?
Just started. IMHO, since Aikido supposedly comes from blade work, it supports actually practicing with a blade. The concept of "cut" don't "pull" was pointed out to be. The posture and positioning is similar. The physical and mental keeping of the "center" is similar. And, hey, its a lot of fun.