Re: philosophical or practical martial art?
I no longer practice Aikido in a dojo, I do it at home. My spirituality comes from my religious beliefs and practices that I have had since a child. My philosophy about violence, peace, fighting, not fighting I got from my Dad when I was in grade school. He taught me how to box and when to fight that put an end to being bullied in grade school.
Am I practicing Aikido even though I do not practice Aikido philosophy or Aikido Spirituality?