Does anyone honestly expect that any martial art, including BJJ, has a good counter for being blind sided? I believe that the real argument is complete and utter rubbish. Even UFC is not real to a degree. It has rules, limitations, techniques that aren’t allowed. Real, in the strict sense, has none of those.
So then lets consider the MMA/UFC argument. Why is my first clip not of relevance? I believe it is because what these individuals have become accustomed to seeing is the typical take downs that have become the staple of MMA/UFC. These take downs lead into grappling, which leads into submission. Watch the following clip:
My point in all this should be an obvious one; I believe that when people have the whole Aikido vs MMA discussion, what they truly mean, without knowing it is, Aikido vs Grappling. If I phrased the discussion with that suffix would any of you be surprised when I say, Aikido doesn’t stand a chance, on the mat, against grappling. Aikido, simply was not designed to do that - but then again, neither was boxing. None of that comes as a surprise, does it?