Re: Aikido does not work at all in a fight.
I just read an account of a murder victim who was approached by an armed robber--the robber grabbed his wrist so he could get at his wallet. The guy pulled away and in the scuffle a shot was fired through his heart and killed him. That was an instance where the enemy actually grabbed the person's wrist, which is a best case scenario for an aikidoist. But if they victim had used aikido to disable and disarm the robber, would that really be considered him winning a fight? It's more him protecting himself by neutralizing a threat. It's not really "fighting" per se.