These questions are puzzling to me... you have stated that you are Nidan in Tae Kwon Do.
Have you never been in the role to evaluate a student or two?
Have you never given pointers to kyu ranks while sparring?
When sparring with your peers, were you able to evaluate their ability to fight?
Do those situations afford you the opportunity to evaluate their skills to determine their ability to fight outside of the dojang?
Do you think you could evaluate if your instructor could fight outside of the dojang?
I am befuddled, help me understand?
It was a question to hear other people's responses not to express my own thoughts.
When you posted a remark about my martial ineffectiveness, I thought that would be a good topic of discussion with a different spin on the "done to death topic of Aikido martial effectiveness".
Sort of lets kick the dead horse in a different way, martial ineffectiveness.