So there was never any reference of love being attributed to Aikido by O Sensei? I've heard folks say Kisshomaru emphasized it considerably more than O Sensei, but I thought he still described something to this effect.
Hi Mathew, and Katherine and all.
This may or may not be old news but I shall give you a reference to where you can read what I say put by someone better qualified than me:
The Aikido Faq: An interview with O'Sensei and Kisshomaru Ueshiba.
Can also be found by just typing in: O'Sensei Interview on google.