Re: aikido vs jiu-jitsu
John, that makes perfect sense. I agree with pretty much everyone, you should bring the opponent into a position where you feel most comfy. Not vice versa. Then you will be relaxed and techniques will flow with ease (assuming you have a fair amount of training). Still, for some reason, I feel most comfy on the ground. Aikido is really helping to me feel comfortable in every aspect of self defense, though.