quote for the day: "Aikido doesn't work so well if you are shot with a 44 mag in the Back."
Seriously though. A few years ago I was at our dojo in Takoma Park, MD when Saotome Sensei was home from FL. Ivan was informing him of the fact that people knew that no one was at home at night. (his house is attached to the dojo). Crack viles and such had been found on the front porch that was covered with wisteria providing a good hide out.
Saotome nodded his head and in his thick Japanese accent said, "oh, guess I should have brought shotgun with me from FL."
Now I am sure his was half joking, but his message is reflecting the reality and common sense of the situation.