This right here says it best.
Originally Posted by Tenebrous
Hey brother, I'm good - in train-up for Trashcanistan, although my gun ain't gonna be as big as yours! How are you doing? I'll be downrange this fall. You still gonna be there?
Originally Posted by Gezere
There's an old fart in our club, a little younger than I (I think) who holds yudansha in aikido and judo - and is damn close to getting his BJJ black belt too. Now THAT is a combination! LOL
Shoot me an email at email@example.com, if you don't mind. Stay safe brother!
I'd definitely be interested in seeing this set, especially as a former Aikidoka who burnt out and switched over to BJJ.
I would definitely say there are some similarity and overlap between the two. Certain throws are shared and I use some Aikido wrist locks regularly while rolling to break grips and occasionally as a submission. Also, the idea of moving off the line and using strength/momentum against your attacker is a shared basic tenet.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that the two styles mesh seamlessly or are of equal value in real world, fully alive, fighting. But considering the historical basis of the two arts I don't think it is that surprising that they share some elements that could be worked together in a cohesive way.