Re: Aikido does not work at all in a fight.
A lot of bad mouthing of shomen uchi. . .
I think that a lack of understanding of shomen uchi and yokomen uchi, both on the raise and cut, greatly contribute to the difficulty that so many aikidoists seem to encounter in fielding strikes of all kinds.
In fact, I think that one could safely call shomen uchi the most basic movement of the hands in aikido.