Re: Is Aikido effective for police?
Great post Dave on principles versus techniques.
Kata embodies techniques. Techniques embodies principles.
Principles are the core of the art, techniqes are its shell.
To be aikidoka is not only in how well you demonstrate technique but in how throroughly you have embodied the principles in every aspect of your life. As the nacrocosm evolves, so you can see iit n each microcosm.