Re: aikido vs jiu-jitsu
Worryingly enough, that isn't the case in areas in my town (not Belfast, incidentally, but nearby). There are knife/knife fights fairly frequently on a Saturday night- I really don't know why. Absence of police, some deeply shady types, and a super-abundance of alcohol, I suppose. However, that's just a bizarre recent trend, and the police will hopefully get a handle on it soon.
However, I have to agree with the above sentence Ledyard sensei- thank you for injecting some realism!