Daren Sims wrote:
I think you need a lot more that suwari waza to combat grappling techniques...apologies for contradicting you in this way,
No problem, no contradiction, only a clarification.
IMHO, suwari-waza is the closest thing in Aikido to grappling or ground techniques. Have you seen anything else that even remotely addresses the issue? I never said it was effective in combating grappling technqiues, just that its a place to look.
I agree that every art has its advantages in context, and the ground is not a place most Aikido people go.