Hello Over the years I have seen more scorn poured on Aikido as a martial art than pretty much any others. This is apart from the qi and kiai masters and macdojos. It seems that people are always calling the art out for being impractical etc. While other arts, that maybe equally impractical in some ways, escape such criticism. I guess the criticism may be caused by: Flashy nature of the techiques. Personalities like Segal claiming it is effective and/or superiour to other arts. There is no resistance involved Again, other arts can be guilty of the above but dont seem to get the flack that Aikido does. There is also a gentleman who after many years of training in Aikido has created a whole youtube channel about leaving the art to study MMA. This is one way of dealing with the issue but another would be to look into the underlying issues and try to solve them. So, if you were asked how would you change Aikido, would you Change the strikes for more realistic ones? Introduce some form of resistive training? Make all the movements smaller? I know that some practioners have already played around with their aikido and come out with some interesting stuff. What do you think?