If you go into Youtube and key in…”Aikido knockout” or attempt to find a video clip that a person is knocked out , KOed by an Aikidoka, please let me know. I hadn’t managed to see one, witness one, personally experienced a KO practising Aikido, or perhaps I hadn’t search or practised long enough.
So far, personally, I hadn’t seen, or heard about someone being knocked out by a Aikidoka, which could possibly be a very strong testament to the level of safety that is being practiced in Aikido.
Well, then again, the ability to knock a person out cold, does not means that the move, or the martial art is actually ‘dangerous’, as it is always the saying, ‘It is the singer, not the song.’
Well, if the song is simple and pleasant to begin with, then more people will be able to sing it, and sing it well. I guess that is the aim of Aikido and when everyone, or the majority can sing, and sing well, then there is no longer a need for us to quarrel anymore.
Anyway, I don’t think KO-ing a person is a very good demonstration of love and harmony in the spirit of martial arts. Well, then again that’s just me.