Hi to all,
Everytime I hear or read about a discussion with regards to the effectivness of Aikido against other MA, I am so irritated to hear a defensive reasoning such as..... Aikido is not about fighting and so on and so forth or even injecting spiritual mysticism in Aikido just to cover up its unreliability in fighting situation. Why don't you be honest with yourself and accept the fact that when it comes to actual fighting or in the ring, Aikido is not that reliable, instead of trying to defend it by Philosophical reasoning.
Of course there is a brilliant side in Aikido but that is a different topic of discussion.
Talking from experience.
I couldn't agree with you more. Martial integrity is a huge huge issue in the Aikido world.