>>8384351>its a symbolic martial art made to honor the ancient techniques of the samurai, i think?
Man, Aikido is a proper stance oriented, balance based, hand-to-hand martial art fully aimed for toppling your opponent in a way where you will in the next moment have a full access to the vitals of your opponent, or, to fully restrict the movements of your opponent.
Aikido is absolutely not wrestling per se, however Aikido has similarities with classical wrestling in particular with leg movements in particular when starting the moves in a situation both of the opponents are standing.
Our Fudoshin club has regularly friendly meetups with other martial arts clubs. I myself have defeated an advanced Shotokan karateka with my Aikido skills. I felt proud. :DDD