Question about judo and aikido
Hi, I'm new to this forum and to be honest have very little aikido experience, although I'm thinking of giving it a serious go.
I've been involved with judo for a long time and was wondering if there is anyone else who has come to aikido from judo. If so I would be interested to hear how they coped with the transition. Is previous experience in judo helpful when learning aikido or does it hinder development? How do people feel the two compare in terms of compatability for use together? Do people find that they retain their enthusiasm for judo after starting aikido? Does anyone have an opinion on the general combat effectiveness of judo compared to aikido. BTW, I come from a more sport oriented judo club.