Re: Poll: How physically effective do you think aikido is against a real knife attack
I really feel like everyone who voted "very effective" should spend some time during jiyu-keiko demonstrating as much to themselves. Hand a training partner a tanto, and tell them to earnestly try to "kill" you as though it were a real knife. No need for classical aikido strikes; just swing or thrust the knife however feels most natural.
I feel like that might get some people to change their votes. I dunno. Just my two cents!