Re: Aikido does not work at all in a fight.
That's good stuff. I identify with your point about randori.
I HATE randori because I'm so bad at it, and yet I know that if we did randori more often I'd be all the better for it.
Someone recently asked me if I were in a fight, would I use jujutsu (something I have trained in longer) or aikido. My first response was that I'd probably use jujutsu-as I've done that for longer, but then I realized the answer is neither one, I'd use what 'felt' right at any given moment. I'd be using the OODA loop, and picking and choosing from both arts, and probably anything else that might come to mind.