Re: Poll: How physically effective do you think aikido is against a real knife attack
I get what you are saying, but I never said anything about skill levels. I said it depends on the attacker and the defender. It also depends on the weather, is it dark or light. Are they on grass or asphalt. What are they wearing. IT is prudent to try to train for all possible situations but you will never be able to train for all possible situations. What Im saying is that "it depends" is the only way to attempt to answer the question with any truthfulness as the variables are endless. The two constants are the attacker and the defender. So again it depends on them and how they respond to each within the environmental confines of combat.