John Thomas Read
And there is little doubt that Aikido is in some ways a lot harder to understand and do properly than some other martial systems, because at its heart it is based in pure non-resistance.
I'm a little curious about this, so I hope you'll indulge me a little
Gozo Shioda explains several times that Aikido used in actual combat requires punches and kicks (surely that's "resistance"?), and also has the famous "Aikido in a fight is 70% atemi". You also have offsprings such as Yoseikan and Tomiki Aikido.
Isn't it a bit much labelling ALL Aikido as "pure non-resistance"? Certainly I believe there are styles where that is the main goal, but surely that can't be said about all Aikido in general, can it?