Re: Ki, Aiki, Aikido. The 'internal stuff' that never left Aikido
I guess I have no doubt that many of the exercises in question are present in many forms of aikido, daito ryu etc. Where I have questions are:
1) are the exercises taught with hands on correction from the point of view of aligning the structure to best aid in the correct development of the internal connection and power skills.
2) is the logic of building these skills taught and understood clearly and methodically.
3) are these two items above wide spread.
Personally, I have seen portions of this type of development in various places, dojo, styles etc. But rarely have I seen anything approaching the system / logic / emphasis that Rob John, Mike S., and Dan display.
I don't believe I have ever seen such dramatic results either.
I think this should change.