Re: ?? Exaggeration in Aikido ??
If you say so, Kevin.
I know one thing. The phrase I've heard over and over is: One attack, one technique.
Someone attacks you, we train to stop their attack with one technique (not roll around on the ground or exchange punches--stop them). At the same time, we train to be better people. Ueshiba said it was a MA...it's a MA. That's what Aikido is.