Re: Aikido vs Brazilian Jujutsu
What? Start training on just scratching and biting etc?
The reason we don't train this way in principle centered arts like aikido and BJJ is that they are all about acheiving dominance or taking balance, that is what makes them work.
Punching, kicking, biting, scratching etc are all things that we do instinctively and what my good friend Matt Larsen calls the "universal fight plan". We all possess the ability to do these things already.
To become better fighters we need to learn how to do the things we learn to do in aikido and BJJ. We can isolate out all that other stuff, one because we already know how to do them, two, it is safer to train without them, three, we can better focus on learning core and fundamentals without their distraction.
Once we learn how to dominate, take center, or control, we can add that stuff back in to the mix and we are better fighters.