Re: Ki Aikido - quote from Gleason Sensei
Considering the work involved, why would anyone assume that the ratio of people who get it vs. those who just do waza will be any higher going forward?[/quote]
Because there are better ways to train than trying to get it through Kata and forms; ways that are faster, and better for targetting what you are looking for. Additionally there are ways to move, that while not trained in any modern Aikido I have ever seen or felt-never the less fit seemlessly within and bring it to another level- more in keeping with the founder.
IOW, contrary to the internet slams about there not being any shortcuts.. actually there are. I have met some pretty sharp people in these arts. They get it...and they are chasing it.