Re: Is is it still Aikido if you take away the Japanese clothes, etiquette and other things?
Matthew and Keith. Great post. and great topic Peter!
FWIW, I know plenty of soldiers in the Army that wear a uniform everyday, but I would not consider them warriors. It isn't the clothes that makes the man, it's what is inside the man and what he is willing and prepared to do that makes him a warrior or a budoka.