Lloyd McWhirt wrote:
Of course Aikido works!
To quote Ikeda Sensei, "Aikido works. Maybe your aikido not work, but aikido works."
"Easy when you know how, neh?"
It sounds to me that you are a much better martial artist than this other fellow. You might have used a aikido technique, but that is irrelevant. If your life is being threatened does it matter which technique, aikido or otherwise, you use? Your training in Aikido has allowed you to become a strong martial artist, take that in and enjoy it, give credit to yourself. Also his weaknesses are not examples of the weakness of Aiki-jujutsu but instead show the weakness of his martial ability.