Re: Aikido does not work at all in a fight.
My name is right there at the bottom of my post, Bert. There's no need to guess what I'd like to be called.
*shrug* I just don't see physical ass-kicking as an important skill in our society. The "eternal fight between good and evil" is mostly fought with non-physical weapons these days.
I'm also well aware of the reasons why combat sports have weight classes. At 125 pounds, my chances against any reasonably strong adult male would plummet the instant I started trying to "kick ass" instead of simply escape.