Re: Martial Ineffectiveness
Having stared hundreds of times into the eyes of a 105 year old zen master, I can assure you there is no greater martial effectiveness than knowing the workings of one's own mind ... all the techniques in the world will not help you in the presence of such a warrior.
To that end, is aikido an effective martial art? Does it help really you understand the workings of your own mind? Does your teacher teach this? Do you teach this?