Re: I'm Leaving Aikido
I think that the two Peter's comments are very useful to everyone, especially Peter Rall's.
I want to take up Aikido cos I want to at least do something that is going to help my with my coordination and reflexes that will help me in my old age.
The only thing I am bothered about, is that, at every point, I want to have a realistic idea of what I am capable of in a real fight. I don't want to go out and get creamed.
I've noticed, for every five Aikido clips I watch on the internet, it's good to watch one hapkido or judo clip, to balance. Ueshiba's clips are good, too. Everything else is derivative. He was well versed in other arts before he came to Aikido, but I think I would like to start off with Aikido first, then try some Judo or something.