You seem to be misunderstanding some of what I say about Aiki, I'm not saying don't do it
. what I am saying is be careful not to buy into the B*llscitt, and there is loads of it
All the big whirly throws that look so cool don't work because Joe public doesn't know how to do Ukemi waza like Aiki folks, if I get thrown by a white belt it will look a lot more impressive than if I throw him, if I get thrown I'll roll out of it, if he does he'll land like a bag of Sch*tt
look at the "unbendable arm" in aiki they will tell you to visualise a powerfull white light extending to the end of the Universe ....which is a load of cr*p.
also I don't like unrealistic attacks. Boxing has come to be my gold standard.....i like to think would my stuff work against a boxer.but I really prefer Chi-Na or WC or TC.........people won't race across a room to grab your hand
.like they do in Aiki.
As to Aiki jutsu....I'll give an example of the difference between that and aikido,
somebody gets you in a rear strangle hold. in aikido you go into a horse stance and put right leg behind your attackers left leg and grab hold of his knees then pull up and he should fall backwards
however in Aiki jutsu you pull his legs to the right and he will breakfall using his head to your left
both these moves must be executed reflexively as soon as you feel the attack you must move
I guess what I'm saying at the end of the day is a lot of the fighting in Aikido has been edited out..you can still see some of it but you have to look hard and that is the problem...if you think of it as moving yoga that's cool but if you try to equate it to boxing then you are just asking for trouble