As a former Shotokan karate student
who has recently taken up Aikido (and loving It) I am surprised that sweeping the foot to unbalance an attacker, a technique basic to most Karate styles,is
not more widely practiced in Aikido. I
am aware that O'Sensei borrowed some tecniques from karate (e.g Mae Geri etc), but why not the foot sweep which
seems more Aikido than Karate anyway.? I woud be the first to admit my knowledge of both Shotokan and Aikido is sketchy,
but I would like to know more about this apparent omission.