Re: Is your Aikido as a Martial Art up to Reality?
Should a martial art be concerned with street effectiveness to be called a martial art?
How about kendo, kyudo, iaido, sumo?
Are these martial arts? I think yes.
Do these arts train to be effective on the street? I have no experience in any of these arts, but I think street effectiveness is not a major concern here.
Some martial arts are more concerned with street effectiveness. I guess kyokushin karate and systema would fall in this category.
My understanding is that aikido is somewhere in between.