Re: Weapons training leads to good aikido.
That is a very good point I never looked at it that point of view. A whole country side breaks out in battle with sickles and forks. I would definitely not wat to fight empty hand. And If I ever do (God forbid) Tachidori, jodori, and tantodori would really be handy. After one has acquired a weapon, one would really wish he knows how to use it.