I'm not going to get into the "Will Aikido really work?" subject...I've given up on that one...instead I wanna ask about Distance.....a lot of people tell me that if I can keep my distance...then Aikido worked....I can easily keep distance when doing bokken work....but that's because of obvious reasons....so my question is....with no weapons....how would one keep distance? Just keep backing up? Wouldn't you run out of space, or the attacker get ticked and enclose on you?
I'd just like to know how would one maintain there distance....