Re: aikido vs jiu-jitsu
I realize that moving off the line does not work in all scenarios. But for the scenario that Sonny is describing, takedowns , i'm quite confident it would work. Grabbing the legs and throwing someone down requires prolonged contact, and if you continue to move off the line , he wont be able to touch you long enough to throw you down. And again im not just saying move off the line , im saying , move off the line , put your opponent in your line of attack and then attack your oppenent w/something other than a takedown.
It really all depends on the attack at hand.