Aikido renders non-French-speakers incapable of spelling "grapefruit" in French.
If OP took some sweaty, ape-like MA, he'd know it was "pamplemousse".
Here's some links:
From Vorpal in this one: " Low percentage techniques practiced in a compliant manner against unrealistic attacks (holy crap, this guy is running full speed at me and is about to grab my wrist!)."
Aikido as is commonly practised (read 99.99999%, regardles of what anyone tells you that they train the real) is it own worst enemy. As Omega put it (politely for him), a lot of it is theoretical bullshit that is irrelevant until you have the physical training to make it work. Throw in the over-publicised philosophy, and you tend to get 2 types of aikidoka - those who have never studied anything and want to spend their time justifying themselves ather than hard training, and fat mid-life crisis sufferers who want to feel good about themselves without putting in the effort.
F*ck - can't count. There are 3 types - add in the japanophiles. The fucktards think they are learning something deeply profound and spiritual, becasue they learn things in a new language for them. These peopel are also the most likely to have wallhanger weapons, facial acne and the enitre Seagal back-catalogue.
(Look at my style field - I train in aikido. I have my own reasons for doing so. I can never get over the first national seminar I went to - first partner asked me not to grip so hard as he had a sore wrist. Next training partner asked me to tone it down as aikido is not about trying to hurt each other).
I'm always fucking polite. Kiss my ass.