And while it is true that once a skill is learned it can be applied in any context, I remain wedded to my opinion that there are some skills that are foreign to aikido, just as there are some foreign to any other art. I think there are historical reasons for this, and that this in no wise degrades aikido. However for some reason to suggest that aikido is an external art offends so many. To all those I offer my sincere apology, not my capitulation, but certainly my apology.
would be interested to know what those skills are. just curious.
i am not the least offended, since i tend to agree with the assessment. telling aikido folks that they aren't doing aiki is bad juju.