Re: Aikido™ and Aiki…do. Where are we at?
When I met mike some 8 or 9 years ago, he seemed to believe aikido could be performed using the system of movement he was teaching. While I don't recall aikido technique being taught by him, he did show how to counter aikido technique using ground strength.
On the other hand, I can't help but wonder at anyone who has trained with you and continues to follow aikido. I'd really like to know how that is working for them as well.
I love aikidoka. They're friendly and smart and cuddly and loving and welcoming and they even smell good... sometimes...
I imagine judo executed with the internal power would be more coherent than what aikido would mutate into.
Your teaching has changed so much over the past decade. The bruising remains the same and the pragmatism. I guess they're the same thing.