Re: Aikido suffering identity problem?
Peter, I usually say "kind of like Tai Chi". I guess that's pretty telling of how we see things through our own windows.
I would agree with Lynn in that we are still a new art, going through a sort of next phase at this moment. Time will tell. I do not know if it is a pos or neg thing for aikido to be as commercial as other arts. I tend to think that it's ok as long as we have proper governance. Forums like this to make the public aware of what is legit and what questions need to be asked when in doubt.