Re: Is aikido idealized sport/philosophy?
Is aikido a sport?
1) Yes. If you see it from a point of physical education. Just ask the Shodokan people.
Is aikido a MA?
2) Yes. Just emphasize on the Jutsu part during your on mat practice
Is aikido a philosophy?
3) Yes. Just emphasize on the Do part during your off mat practice.
Is aikido a idealized....?
Yes, if you are in a completive mode.
Do you agree with my answer, Jon?