Re: Poll: In your opinion, what ratio of "martial" and "art" is aikido?
We suppose that aikido is a "martial art" by definition:
Any of several Asian arts of combat or self-defense, such as aikido, karate, judo, or tae kwon do, usually practiced as sport. Often used in the plural.
(Nice to know that aikido represents 25% of the examples given in dictionary.reference's definition)
If aikido is a martial art, then what percentage is martial art "martial" and what percentage "art?" My answer is 70% martial and 30% art; martial being seven letters and art having three.