jeffcali,

it depends on what has value to you. I find my aikido training incredibly valuable, but I totally understand its limitations in a fighting art. In fact I was at a seminar this weekend and pulled off two (arguably) aikido techniques during kumite. I've been training in aikido for around 11 years, including short time training as uchideshi, and I still almost ****/shat my pants when I pulled those off. I just got back from Judo and JuJitsu class tonight and would not be stupid enough to try katatori ikkyo while in a Judo clinch..just asking for a ipon seo nage counter.

Now, go train and have fun...just don't believe in the martial pedestal some aikidoka place their art.