Does any one know a site with video lessons teaching aikido in an optimized and structured way? Let me explain. What I mean when I say “optimized” is: When you go to an Aikido class, you learn a lot of moves. After months or years training, you begin to realize that some of them would really work in a self defense situation, but a lot of them just wouldn’t. Let me give you a example: any move that relies on my opponent having to hold my wrist never letting go no matter what, just wouldn’t work in a real fight. While I would try to do some sort of body move to set up an Ikkio, the person would just let my wrist go and punch me. I do not want to learn those kind of moves. If you tell me that move is a good exercise for developing a notion of space and knowing my own body, I reply to you in advance: dance does the same thing and I think it is not a good idea to do 5 years of dancing before learning an effective arm lock. Another way to put this is that notion of space is good for driving too but you do not see any drive instructor training people 5 years of space notion before showing the gas and brake pedals. What I’m looking for is a program that has cut off all the fancy inefficient stuff and selected the real effective moves that do exist in aikido! They are just hidden there in the middle of lots and lots of dance like moves I, sincerely, do not want to learn. Now, what I mean when I say “structured” is: I also do not like the Aikido learning systems were you just learn the moves randomly. It would be better if the classes were structured in a way you learn first all the counters to, let’s say, wrist grabs. Only after you know all variations of counters to all kinds of wrist grabs (plan A and plan B, if A doesn’t work) you would move on to, let’s say, counters to punches. Now, why I want video lessons: I know fighting video lessons don work alone. I will keep goint to my dojo to train with real people. I just want need the video complementantion because I’m afraid my real people training won’t, alone, make me able to defend myself. Does that optimized and structured aikido video course exists or I this is just an impossible dream?