Many people know there are no tournaments in Aikido. But many people do not understand the reason for the absence of competition in Aikido practice. They sometimes explain it that the “real” application of Aikido techniques in regular practice is too dangerous and it is “better to reserve these techniques for the application in real situations of aggression” (like making a hint that it is not nice to hurt your training partner, but for a bad guy on the street application of dangerous techniques is justified). On one hand it makes sense (convenient argument of a common man with a common perception). But the true mission of Aikido is completely different. There are many effective techniques of self-defense, as well as offensive tactics, in other martial arts, – there is no need to learn specifically Aikido in such regards.