Bruce Bookman on Cross-Training and Aikido Integrity

by BRUCE BOOKMAN - Effectiveness is Aikido's perennial skeleton in the wardrobe. Some don't care about the eternal debate over it, some deny it is an issue and dream of being ready to take on anyone anywhere, some, like Bruce Bookman, are actually studying ways to integrate a new combative approach into Aikido while still respecting the feeling of Aikido as the first condition of any innovation