Re: Rank-Aikido (pun intended)
Im with David Valdez. Rank Aikido happens, and it happens all too often.
I wouldnt particularly give it that name, but it's definately false training. I know many people take things personally when something is said about their art, but this "Rank Aikido" is exactly why I quit training in Aikido. The art is great and offers great things, but I can not say it is "Martial" by any means.
I find Aikido to be more appealing to the older crowds that are seeking a softer style of martial arts minus the martial. Again, no offense