Sorry, Mary, Krystal, and Walter. As an engineer myself I have a great affinity for what you're saying, but in this case I think it's self-limiting--by which I mean as long as *you* constrain yourselves to understanding Aikido from this perspective, you will be limited.
...as will someone who learns in any other
way and who constrains themselves to understanding Aikido from that
perspective. The most successful learners are those who integrate multiple learning styles, not
those who use any one particular style. Again, this is the all elementary coaching.