Re: Poll: Do you think referring to one's "center" is helpful in aikido training?
Um... a poll with one choice? IF there was a NO option... that would be my answer.
"Center" is not specific enough. Even if you pointed to the spot 4 fingers width below your belly button and indicated that area as the "center", what does that mean? It isn't explicative enough about what you're doing with it or how to do it or what to feel for.