My views of aiki and kokyu are pretty much the same now. Maybe some differences...it's still fuzzier than I would like.
I personally would no longer define aiki as you have in this thread. but that's just me...
For the purposes of this thread I chose to define Aiki in a specifc manner. I am well aware of the hornet's nest that surrounds this term. For some dojo they define Aiki as evasion and blending only and I wanted to provide a modern example of that perspective. The comprehensive defintion of Aiki I'll leave to another thread.