Re: Atemi and Irimi
Well, I am nobody, but I will add to the pie and boldly say:
"I think irimi and atemi are a very important part of the core of Aikido."
No one told me, I just picked up on it after years of training. They are very important to me and if someone says otherwise it matters to me not a micron.
But it would be nice to hear that Ueshiba himself said it was so. Did he say so?