Who's talking Aiki? I'm talking AIKIDO.
I will never use such terminology as internal and external. I find it limited.
You stick to your AIKI and I'll stick to my Aikido.
I watched a short video explaining aiki only yesterday. Never seen that one before. As with many martial arts I find them interesting in their own way. Not my way though. So enjoy and do well in your way. All this significance is boring.
Graham, buddy, step back and just look at what you said - you just segregated aiki from Aikido - if there is no aiki in Aikido, there is no Aikido since Aikido is the way of aiki.