waza is the reality, aiki is the mystery
waza will give you very small hints how aiki works
VERY small hints
Ueshiba had an extensive solo training regimen
So did Shirata-Kisshomaru banned it
So did Takeda
Takeda said never teach white people, and only teach one or two per generation.
So did Sagawa
As Sagawa noted:
"Aiki is about training the body, only a fool thinks you can get it from practicing waza."
Here we are decades later.............mostly westerners....talking about aiki from waza.
Okay...who do we want to feel like?
What did THEY do?
They each had a solo training regimen....why?
What did it do?