Top 10 Reasons that Aikido is Marriage...

  1. Both can be full contact. Or not.
  2. You can't really do it without a partner, but people are always asking how anyway. :-)
  3. It looks a lot easier than it is and only dedicated practitioners manage to stick around long enough to make it work.
  4. Guys can wear skirts. (huh?)
  5. Both have their "UPs (whoaaa..)" and "DOWNs (splat!)".
  6. The techniques involving being on your knees are painful, but necessary.
  7. In both, it is preferable to stand erect.
  8. It helps if you know how to get on your back real quick.

This one lacks two....