Atemi, Atemi, Atemi and Atemi again...did not mean to get carried away...
If you do not strike, how will you be able to practice diligently. If you do not kick, club or blitz attack, how are you able to say that you are training to realize your full potential.
As a young aikidoka, please ask questions, demand answers and train as if you were going to walk out the dojo door into battle.
Just my thoughts, train well.