Robert M Watson Jr
Aiki is not aikido. Aiki with the intent of 'love' becomes aikido. Aiki with the intent of dispatching the enemy ... well that's another art, no?
Being able to manifest the 'loving intent' in the heat of battle (or even daily life) that takes active character building/development and thus the michi of aikido..
In the heat of the battle, you better make sure you have built your character with "that other art" or all your loving intent won't be of use to you.