Re: Aikido: Most Physically Involving?
Throwing, unless I've screwed up and made it into a strength contest, does not make me tired. Ukemi, on the other hand.... All that attacking and following and falling and getting up and attacking again wears you out, especially if the pace is fast. It's kind of funny when you contrast how much work uke does in response to a little movement from nage.
I've done some karate. It's a different work-out but I wouldn't call it any more demanding than aikido. The sore places are different, but just as sore. The injuries are also in different spots, but they aren't any more or less aggravating.