The Real Aikido defense system includes unarmed techniques, as well as defense against weapons such as knife, pistol, etc. It includes of aikido, judo and jujutsu, techniques simplified
so that they can be easily taught in security and self-defense courses. The curriculum itself is mainly based on a general aikido curriculum, with a kyu/dan system of grading. Apart from
grappling, self-defense against strikes also includes evasion and some blocking techniques.