This one is interesting to me. So NO ONE who has met any of these people has disputed what they are saying? Who gets to be in this club, and how much is membership? Because it sounds like a pretty done deal the way you are describing it here.
What is the control? How can one with what you call "Aiki" show that they have it, other then through opinion? I guess what I'm asking here is, how can one "prove" they have this ability you're calling "Aiki", other then your peers simply saying that you do?
What is a sound way to test for what you call "Aiki"?
What is there to dispute? Once you feel it it's hard to be skeptical. I haven't had the pleasure of working with any of the big dogs yet. The people who will let you come at them with everything you've got. I would love to get that opportunity, but that's just because I want to feel it at that level, body be damned. I certainly don't need to in order to be convinced though. What was demonstrated from the people I have felt, who have worked with those guys, was more than enough to convince me that this is something I want to be doing.