Re: Have you actually used Aikido?
I don't think I've used Aikido "out there".
I did default to old training once during an Aikido practice - someone was practicing irimini-nage with me as uke when he didn't step properly and put himself in a perfect position for what was my favourite judo technique - Ippon-Seoi-Nage. Big man, hit the floor very hard.
That which is well trained will show itself under stress.