Our practice of aikido is very much rooted in boxing as well as weapons. Although most of our members do not train specifically in striking, we do try to be mindful of opportunities to strike as well as be struck. That said, it is more important in our training to be aware of the body mechanics involved in boxing, weapons work, and aikido.
How is it that your practice of aikido is "rooted" in boxing? Beyond mechanics, how do you reconcile the two arts?