Re: Meaning of Aikido - A Test
that's weird. I posted, but it didn't seem to send. Anyways, here's another shot.
The 3 principles you mentioned are present althroughout aikido and other martial arts as well. Not knowing that answer would indicate a lack of awareness of an opponent's movement, intention, or aims. It's hard to blend if you can't feel (or sense) someone's energy. If you can't do that, than no technique will really work. (other than the lucky punch)
Well...that's my guess.