Thank you VERY much for your article! You nailed down many thoughts that I was seeing but could not articulate and with my sensei reading your article and getting it (very well!) he has now turned the "light" of aikido training into a laser beam!
I foresee a great improvement in training for all instructors reading your article and taking it to heart. So many thoughts and ideas I have come across through reading and research... all sumed up nicely in your article.