Re: Integrating aikido with other martial arts.
Sure, from my limited exposure to a chinese art (probably very bastardized at that) I can see all of those items standing out as you begin your training.
As time goes on, hopefully you will see your movements in aikido get smaller and smaller, you will find opportunities for the silk reeling and grounding, and other things may become more apparent as well. Just like you got deeper and deeper in your other style as time went on, you should expect the same from aikido.
Please note that I was also specifically referring to the root of power generation...not tactics, strategy, etc.