Re: Using Aikido During Sparring
How about one of you gloves up and puts on headgear, then goes at the other with varying degrees of intensity. The ungloved aikido chap can then do his thing.
Gloves make a mess of sword-hands. Also, with a clear aggressor, the aikido person can keep to the spirit of not getting drawn into a brawl - just finish the job at hand.
P.S. A warning on the gloves issue. I once heard about some kung-fu guys using gloves as an excuse for their poor performance against some muay thai guys. The thai boxers said OK and took their gloves off, then gave them a proper hiding.