Re: Aikido does not work at all in a fight.
Michael, you are right. I misspoke in that post.
What I meant to say was the Daito-Ryu Aikijutsu, the Kenjutsu sword arts and the Staff arts which O-Sensei learned and then transformed into Aikido were all developed for use on the battlefield by the samurai.
I did not mean to imply that AIKIDO itself was formed for use on the ancient battlefield.
Thank you for pointing out my mis-speaking on that subject.
The arts from which Aikido was derived were battlefield arts, but Aikido is not itself a battlefield art.
I have gone back and edited that point to bring out what I was saying more clearly and correct the misuse of the word "Aikido" instead of saying 'the arts from which Aikido was derived'.
Last edited by Man of Aiki : 04-16-2006 at 08:49 PM.