Hi there !
This thread is a little disturbing,
it seems like you want the techniques but not
not to bring the love into your beings.
What I meen is that love is not a fickle feeling,is is a force to be reckoned with,
a force so strong and determining that O'sensei changed the classic techniques to
enter it's ultimate form - an expression of love. We work so hard to learn to extend because all extension protects us more - when our natural body tells us to contract and in reality be unprotected.
So what O'sensei discovered,developed and passed on should be taken more seriously from my point of wiew,or else I can't see the future of aikido as passed on to us by O'sensei.
I had to say this,please try get me right.
yours - Chr.B.