What aiki? AFAIK, Kokyu-nage, atemi-waza (these include... Shomen-ate/irimi-tsuki, aigamae-ate/irimi-nage, gyakugamae-ate/sokumen iriminage, hiji-ate etc) and tai-sabaki are part of aiki-do syllabus.
Hence, Chris, what aiki are you talking about?
Those are techniques.
I'm talking about Aiki, the act of blending your energy with your attackers; Aiki.