Re: Aikido does not work at all in a fight.
No one goes into a fight thinking they're uke.
But someone is going to lose. Maybe it's you. And maybe that has nothing to do with what martial art you study or how long you've studied it, and everything to do with who is bigger and meaner and (maybe) has a knife that you don't see until it's too late.
Maybe it's better to avoid fighting.