It's been so quiet here lately that i have been double-dared into making a controversial post.
So suppose a small guy (like me), 5 feet 8 inches tall, 140 lbs, comes up to you and say "Aikido is all BS". How would you convince me otherwise?
If you fail to throw me and make me fall in a graceful aikido way, you just confirmed my statement.
If you throw me around, I would say, that's no aiki, that's just brute force! Hah take that.
So how would you convince me ?
Well if conventional Aikido waza doesn't work then I would use absorb you into my dantien......No wait thats something else....
Then I would spiral into you with my kua and........no .....that's something else....
Would you just take my word that it works?