Re: why do people search outside Aikido for IS?
This whole going outside thing confuses me. My own aikido teacher has 50 years in the art and I can feel IS in him. However what he has he learned from years of training but didn't totally have the language to explain. By going outside to arts like Xing Yi and to training in Aiki such as the Aiki Connections Seminar in Seattle in Aug and training with Dan, (both my teacher and I attended the session in Seattle and a seminar with Dan) we are finding a more precise language and exercises to hopefully really expand the IS in our Aikido as we focus on this part. In none of this do I feel like I'm going outside of Aikido, I'm just making more mature parts of my aikido.