Re: Where Did Ueshiba Morihei's Training Go?
You seem to have put great care into your exposition, yet your intention remains unclear to me. Why did you put these points, and not others (O-Sensei's spiritual practices for example)?
Are your hypotheses rethorical, or are you interested in a "historical" discussion/ refusal/ confirmation?
Are you interested in how others train? Or are you trying to tell us these are the most important areas, and we should train that way? What about your own training? Are these aspects absent from it?
And, the most confusing bit, how do you know "the aikido world"? Mine may be lacking in many ways, but it is certainly not insular.
Would you mind clarifying?