– – – Kanshu Sunadomari Shihan:
There are many kinds of aikido and that is alright. As I already said, techniques evolve and that is perfectly natural. What is essential is your heart, the state of your spirit.
As time passes, you will doubtless come to practise differently. It is not right simply to pass on what you studied: you, yourself, will take part in the creative process. Techniques will arise of themselves if you think to unite yourself with aite, instead of thinking of knocking them down. That is an important point.
If you do not enter the world of the spirit, then you will continue to work on forms which have no meaning, and you will finish by returning to the world of competition and strength. You must train keeping in your heart the spirit of Ueshiba Morihei. Dojos where the spirit of O’Sensei is preserved and those where it is absent are very different. You feel it instantly.
– – – from French language interview on the Budo no Nayami website