I am wondering if Aikido will work at all in a fight, what do you think
As if enough hasn't been done to keep this zombie alive
, AFAIK, every martial art, including Aikido, is backed by people who say they used whatever they knew in a real live situation and it worked. So it's almost impossible to predict what will or won't "work." Doesn't guaruntee it will work for you, but the same is true of everything else IMHO.