Re: Aikido no good for self defense??
I understand that Aikido is defensive in nature. In fact, that is why I want to train in it. I was just wondering, if I happen to stick with Aikido and I progress far enough, if at some point I will be effective in stopping an attacker. On the street, in a bar, anywhere. I'm not even talking about well trained attackers, basically just a Joe Palooka type.