Thank you ChillzATL!!! I was wondering when someone would get around to asking that question! Very well put.
Kevin73, I now understand why you asked the "jab" question. Maybe train that question during free practise in your dojo....?
Stratcat comes through again with (I paraphrase) "It's not the martial art, it's the martial artist..." who decides a given situation. The answer that I hope all students come to after asking the Aikido vs ??? question for the first and last time.
See you on the mat!