Chad, you're just a mountain of "beliefs" and "assumptions", aren't you.
Mr. Delucia puts the "martial" back into "martial art". He can harmonize "nicely" and he can harmonize "ugly" when "nicely" doesn't work.
It's good to have a choice, don't you think ?
He shows how to expand our knowledge into more possibilities so we don't just stand there when something happens that we didn't practice in the dojo, and he very respectfully derives his scheme from the way O Sensei created the Aikido techniques (ikkyo first, then nikkyo, sankyo, shihonage, kotegaeshi, iriminage etc).
In my view, all he does is confirm the idea that Aikido is never limiting, but it is all-encompassing.
Last edited by shihonage : 03-25-2004 at 01:15 PM.