Re: Aiki, Iki, Kokyu, Heng-Ha and Aun
Excellent question Chris, the point to simply be aware that we humans seem to have a genetic predisposition to overly complicate things. I believe the founder's basic message is "Train hard, train joyfully and the world is a little better place." Breathing and intent and spirals and stress and the Doshu said and he said and she said and all the rest ... ok - but mostly "Train hard, train joyfully and the world is a little better place."
Then why learn anything? Better to let everybody think they're doing just great and go home happy?
That message must have gotten obscured while Ueshiba was yelling at everybody