A friend emailed me the following link and thought I'd share it here for some food for thought.
It basically describes possible training drills/workouts for cases of unexpected violent assault. I certainly agree with a lot of what the article has to say and I do feel that in Aikido we do prepare for a lot of case scenarios but an unexpected violent assault is surely not one of them. No matter what, even ushiro waza doesn't quite fit the gap.
From the article, I wonder if there are:
a) any Aikido dojo's that incorporate such training?
b) is there any real need for such type of training, if no, why not?
c) if you wanted to try and train this way would you go and ask your sensei to incorporate this into the class?
Thanks for all replies in advance.