Gene, What is your point or agenda here?
No agenda, but definitely a point. The purpose of this website is to:
"AikiWeb's principal purpose is to serve the Internet community as a repository and dissemination point for aikido information" The intent is for topics to be opened and then discussed so that info can be presented for all to glean.
My point is very simple, I don't believe there's anough folks here who have used Aikido often enough in combat to say how effective it is in combat, but I see other folks taking advantage of this thread to further their own agendas. Alot oif stuff has been discussed thathave b=nothing to do with the topic, so I's just merely trying to get the thread back onto being thread specific. My question stands- Who has been in combat and used Aikido with enough regularity to say for sure if Aikido is effective in combat?