Mike Braxton wrote:
I on the other hand, wish to take my Aikido back to the more primitive days and hope that this instructor will teach me the harder stuff on the side. I also like to sweat so that I can shed the little spare tire that I have acquired over the years and make my Aikido truly street effective.
In the context of the claims alledgedly made in the article Mike, I dont see any greater link between the old style aikido and street effectiveness in contrast to aikido from any other era.
(I practice Aikido - not old, not modern, not anything...just Aikido)
By the same degree I don't particularly see any direct link between the sweatiness of practice and Street effectiveness either.
If its good Aikido it works, if it isn't it doesn't.