Re: I Need Aikido ?'s Answered PLEASE!
Maybe you have not found the right school yet. If you have reservations, maybe there is a reason other than that the attacks seem unrealistic. On the other hand, maybe you should attend some sessions. Some aikido techniques can be modified for more modern attacks.
I think that you are putting the cart before the horse saying you want to dedicate your life to Aikido before you even know if you are going to keep doing Aikido long term! Even though a lot of the attacks in Aikido may not be realistic, I think you can still learn concepts that can help you if you are attacked. I don't think any martial art can teach you to defend you self against any attack.
Do you think you will be attacked anytime soon? I say, jump into it. All this intellectualizing...get going!