Re: Aikido is still violent......?
I really do not understand why people are saying yoge instead of aikido. Yoga is an individual practice created to allow the body to sit for long periods of time in meditation. Aikido is a partnered art created to end or eliminate conflict with the least amount of physical damage.
No amount of yoga practice is going to teach anybody how to relate to other people with the idea of conflict resolution as the intended outcome.
That said, there are partnered yoga forms that will contribute to your aikido in terms of maai & blending...