“While I am a consistent critic of Aikido with no “aiki”, that physical, muscly, art that is simply application of strength against weak lines of the opponent, at least there is something there going on that’s real. It won’t work against someone stronger or better trained than you are and it lacks any real depth but it is “real” in what it is. I know, I trained that way for years myself.”
Brian Kagen is an avid web researcher with a particular interest in martial arts. His training background includes both judo and aikido. He has contributed hundreds of article links over the years for AJ readers.