Re: When is Aikido a Non-Aikido martial art?
This actually kind of sounds like a case where a -do term is used in a more general, descriptive manner rather than a titular or referential maner. Daito ryu could certainly be seen as "an aikido" similar to how Itto ryu could be seen as "a kendo" i.e. "a way of the sword."
It kind of makes you wonder why we call it Aikido at all.