@ Mary M. I see that more as a description in how Lynn trained than the arts, themselves. (I might be wrong. ) Aikido really can't have a complex of any kind since it is not an entity.
@ Niall...the transitional stage might be described as acceptance as in: first we become aware, then we can accept and then we can change if we are willing and able.
Mary, sounds like you understand my intent well.
Yes, "bashing" is about me, not the arts that taught me to be a better "basher".
First we have to accept that we do not know before we can start on the journey to find out.
Since you understand me, I feel the need to send you for some professional help. LOL
Always good to hear from you.