One side note: Yoshinkan Aikido's Hombu Dojo has a year-long, famously grueling, instructor certification course called "Senshusei". It's said to be worse than 12 months of Foreign Legion boot camp.
I wonder how ten freshly graduated Kidotai would fare against the ten mixed-martial-arts competitors?
in what? MMA? Poorly. Nage waza comparison? Very well. Ukemi? Very well. Chess? It's a wash...