Has anyone had any other martial arts experience (training) besides aikido?
My opinion is that studying other MA training would help most people. They would better understand and appreciate what other MAs have to offer.
Years ago I studied Kyokushinkai Karate, which was quite, let's say, rough. It was the style founded by Masutatsu Oyama (the guy who used to chop off bull's horns with his bare hands - 52 in all - and was famous for the One Hundred Man Kumite or the "Supreme Test of the Spirit of Osu"). It got too rough for me and I changed styles.
Any other experiences out there?