Many of the martial arts involve force meeting force. Aikido is an art where one avoids the force by blending with the force of the attacker and thereby creates an off balance situation in the attacker, allowing the attacker to be thrown or the joints to be locked, and when done for real, broken.
Aikido takes a little longer to learn but can be practiced at a more advanced age and by people who are of a less physical mindset.
These techniques also work very well when combined with techniques learned in our other classes and are especially beneficial for restraints.
With Aikido, you have more tools to choose from to help you when you need them.