Just out of curiosity, Graham, but do you consider your practice of Aikido to be a martial art? Or is it something that you feel has transcended martial? Just trying to get a "fix" on where you're coming from.
Oh, because of the word transcend then I must add this.
I believe Ueshibas Aikido transcended that internal stuff. I believe the principles of what I do transcend, go beyond that too.