Re: Aikido does not work at all in a fight.
This is actually a silly question that comes up in many arts. A "real fight" never goes according to plan. A real fight is an ugly display of violence the is the result of many things sometime bad communications, maybe crime, or jealousy. Most of this thread is not about The principles of Aikido at all or their effectiveness. They are about how can i hurt someone who is attacking me. You have already lost at that point. Its easy to hurt someone it's very hard to control a conflict without hurting someone. It's even harder to avoid the conflict in the first place. My advise to those of you who want to kick ass is to go out this weekend and get in a bar fight. When the blood flows and people cry and scream you may find out that ass kicking ain't all you think it is.
Last edited by Don Nordin : 10-20-2011 at 07:54 PM.