Re: Define grappling
Shany I suspect your response comes from an assumption that Grappling inherently assumes a contest of strenght or resistance. At high levels bjj is often about non resistance as well. But based on Kevins definition Aikido certainly qualifies as an art where you are using your body to control and redirect uke's. Hence grappling.
In some sense then Aikido is grappling. I think though in the context it usually comes up on this board "grappling" is referring to practice with live training as a component as well.