Bit of history. Akido was demonstrated in Belfast about '71 when snatch squads were becoming frequent game shows on TV. It was suggested that it would be better than just scrambling around fat old women with Union Jack knickers. Consensus was that the shouting that went with it and the use of a stave was just as bad an image. Didn't help when QMSI 1 Para broke the demonstrator's arm when playing the part of a yob who didn't want to come quietly.