Re: Poll: Would you consider aikido without a physical practice component to still be
Perhaps I should pose this question, (particularly to David and Chris).
How would you react if your teacher promoted someone who had never set foot into an aikido dojo, or examined the physical side of the art for a minute over you in your own dojo? Do you think that that person would be capable of preserving the art? How would you fell about that promotion?
If it's possible to practice aikido without any physical component whatsoever, it should be possible to master aikido along those same lines.