What can you learn in an hour of Aikido?
Conversation after a Krav Maga Class with a LEO:
Me: So how was your first class?
LEO: Man, that was brutal.
Me: You coming back?
LEO: Yeah, it's a really great workout.
Me: Well, we also offer Brazilian Jujitsu, Filipino Martial Arts and Western Martial Arts.
LEO: Swordfighting isn't my thing.
Me: Really now? Swinging a sword around on the street would be totally applicable for self defense. (Author's note: Just ask Phil Elmore).
LEO: Naw, I'm a DC police officer, if someone fucks with me like that, I'll just shoot him.
Me: Well, we also offer Law Enforcement DT training.
LEO: Man, this isn't anything like what we learned.
LEO: One lesson here is more than anything we learned at our entire time at the academy. We got like like an hour of compliant training in a classroom with 30 guys in it.
Me: What did you learn?
LEO: Really basic DT, mostly wristlocks. (Read: Aikido based training)
So, my question to Bullshido is as follows:
What can you learn in an hour of totally compliant Aikido training that would be applicable for self defense?