Aikido as a Fighting Art–Part Two

In part one, I pointed out that aikido could be improved by adding a safe method of sparring. I explained a little about changing the role of the receiver (uke) to be an active one similar to the way that people practice judo, wrestling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. If we made such a change, we could learn how to apply our techniques against other martial artists under rules that guaranteed safety while allowing for realistic resistance.

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