How do we know how Ueshiba was pracising it anyway? I feel we should aim to achieve what he was doing. Unlike Aleksey-
Aleksey Sundeyev (shihonage) wrote:
It should be practiced the way Founder did it when he was YOUNG.
,I believe he improved up to around his 60s. However, unlike many other people I don't believe that we can achieve what he was doing at that time without developing the thorough basics (and effectively going through the same stages that Ueshiba did).
Also, I think many try to make sense of the aikido within their own training, and thus change it slightly - but I would be very wary of deviating too greatly as it is all too easy to end up in a martial arts fantasy world.