thanks for the correction Graham, the point I was trying to get across was that aikido/daito ryu/ joes bloggs MA will become unstuck when encountering Aiki in it's correct form.
Ueshiba was more than a competent martial artist at this time
Maybe. Your view on correct aiki I take it is to do with what Dan does? (I am assuming it is)
But then all those things coming unstuck when meeting it? Now that's quite a bold statement.
I think those kind of things have been around for centuries, it's nothing new. They have been used in martial arts for centuries too. That's nothing new. People using such have overcome opponents and been overcome by opponents for centuries. That's nothing new.
To think it's some kind of all conquering secret is in my view not very wise.