Re: Is is it still Aikido if you take away the Japanese clothes, etiquette and other things?
All that means is that Ueshiba did not want to see underwear - we could wear pants and he would be happy. ;D
Its funny though when I first tried training in regular street clothes (in Japan) my Aikido felt far worse than it usually did. I never believed you needed to dress in a dogi to be doing aikido but perhaps deep down I was fooling myself.