Re: Aikido no good for self defense??
years ago my buddy (now aikido sandan) was joking with our judo/jujitsu instructor about a bullet hole in one of the dojo's windows (hey, tampa's a rough town). my buddy said - i see that none of your students was hit when the shooting occurred. the old judoka replied "we did better still, we weren't even here when it happened"
that is self defense.