Book one down, not much but a passing mention or two of Aikido. (LULZ@ "Aikido Trophies".) Into Book 2 and the bullshido is starting to work its way to the top of the sluice pit.
I remember this really bugging me when I read this series..
So, it's scenes like this that make me love the Dresden files:
Harry: "So, there's a new group of vampires in town."
Bob: "I see. And you're waiting for them to make their move, to see what their after?"
Harry: "Hell no. I'm going to break into their house and kill them in their sleep."
I once read a fantasy novel where the hero was some kind of BJJ black belt.
There was a great fight scene about a third of the way through, where the hero and his opponent both started on their knees. The hero took a side mount very early, and then there were 15 blank pages where ****-all happened.
Eventually, the bad-guy got gassed, did something silly, and the hero subbed him with an arm-bar. Sadly, it was all tangled in Gi, and the hero's back was in the way of the view, so we (the reader) didn't get to actually visualise it.
I tell you what though... it made for some really engaging and exciting mental imagery.
Seriously, why aren't you nerds reading Jack Reacher?