Originally posted by PeterR
For us the main safety problem is with the randori method.
I very nearly added a bit about that. The one and only time that I have had the pleasure of visiting a Shodokan dojo, was in Tokyo about 6 years back. I was introduced to my friends neighbour as a fellow "aikido player" (nearly used that aikidoka word), turned out he was a 7th Dan in Shodokan. When I went to watch, I can see how a hakama could cause problems in the knife weiding randori