Re: Poll: How realistic is doing a physically effective aikido technique with only on
A poining or punching finger is very effective, if you know where to put it.
We had some exercises doing an ikkyo with only the two pointerfingers to lead uke.
I tried and it was just rubbish. I felt an it work astonishingly well, I saw (Mitsugi Saotome) and just the two fingers made the strong French 6th dan look like a fool.
my 2 cts