I was first taught that the basic principles of aikido where
4. Weight Underside
Although not necessarily in that order.
Now I teach those as the basic principles of good ki, and
1. Takemusu aiki
2. Masakatsu agatsu
as the basic principles of aikido.
Aside from what really are or aren't the basic principles of aikido, I am curious what the ORAL TRADITIONS are in your dojos.
1. What are the words that are verbally transmitted to you as the principles of aikido?
2. Is knowledge of this "dogma" included on tests?