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    Allow me to indulge a genuine fascination.

    I have spent 16 years in the martial arts, but never really on the traditional Japanese side, and one art that has always fascinated me is Aikido. I haven't seen or heard much on the forum from those in the Aikido world, and I would genuinely like to. Videos like the below have always wowed me since I was a kid.

    What is the essence of Aikido? And, please be honest, how much of the art is a demonstration tool, and how much is a genuine style that takes true mastery?

    My thanks in advance for your input.

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  • #2
    Originally posted by Mr. Arieson
    Totally wrong forum bro. Go to Aikiweb.com for more information. There is no "live" training in Aikido. You do not hit, punch or kick people in Aikido. They don't use Aikido in the UFC. I happen to love Aikido, by the way.
    With all due respect this is a Japanese martial art, is it not?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Mr. Arieson
      Totally wrong forum bro. Go to Aikiweb.com for more information. There is no "live" training in Aikido. You do not hit, punch or kick people in Aikido. They don't use Aikido in the UFC. I happen to love Aikido, by the way.
      I don't know what you're looking at Arieson, but I'm looking at a Japanese Martial Arts forum...

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      • #4
        Thanks, I appreciate that. Your original post was just confusing.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mike Brewer
          I began studying Zen Buddhism a year or two ago .
          Mike ponders Zen

          in the winter of 08'

          But more, it looks at him

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          • #6
            tsk-tsk, you don't have to follow the 5-7-5 pattern, that's kids stuff. Just be sure there are no more than 17 syllables overall. Sometimes not even that.

            and yours lacks a kigo

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Michael Wright View Post
              Allow me to indulge a genuine fascination.

              I have spent 16 years in the martial arts, but never really on the traditional Japanese side, and one art that has always fascinated me is Aikido. I haven't seen or heard much on the forum from those in the Aikido world, and I would genuinely like to. Videos like the below have always wowed me since I was a kid.

              What is the essence of Aikido? And, please be honest, how much of the art is a demonstration tool, and how much is a genuine style that takes true mastery?

              My thanks in advance for your input.

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              i did aikido for a few months. thats only a blink of any eye, not enough time to be able to judge an art, but to me personally, it seemed like its main focus is fluid, efficient movement. the instructor told us that a main part of aikido was to get past the sword stroke using superior movement. thats why they are so good at moving out of the way and stuff like that.

              however, i didnt enjoy it much, and left it as soon as i got my first taste of judo.

              i learned 2 good skills that i kept with me from my short time in aikido. wrist stretches that have left my wrists strong, flexible and very resistant to wrist locks in jiu jitsu. and i learned how to roll backwards like a champ. when i get knocked backwards in MT or boxing, i can just use my own momentum to roll backwards and stand right up.

              judo was by far the "hard style" of the two, thats why i liked it more. it was a n incredibly grueling workout.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mike Brewer
                Ah yes, but I'm piss drunk! So you can take your damned kigo and jam it up your...kigo.

                oooooo....beer. long time, no see.

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                • #9
                  nah post your questions here for un-biased stuff, coz you dun wanna go into a aikido sight where everyone is pulling each other off over the style. want my opinion on the style, effective but only if you've been doing it for ages like every other martial art, i particular like boxing most coz, its simple,effective and easy to remember, a good scenario my cousin gave me was, you in the club drunk some guy is picking a fight with you for whatever reason, with aikido and being drunk it will make things really hard for you, as for a drunk boxer at least you'll have some idea how to hurt the other person in return, but yeah i really enjoy watching aikido and the story behind it is pretty cool its an art i'd deffinatly do but dont expect too much for it, its a very defensive art, no striking, and you only counter attack, so you wont be taught to be aggressive, its a soft art (as in technique not saying its girly)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mike Brewer
                    ......


                    I began studying Zen Buddhism a year or two ago ...and one naturally begins to explore the various Japanese Samurai-based arts when you get into that kind of study. ...
                    ...
                    That explaines A Lot!

                    I see it as a(nother) false religion. It holds much in common with Babalonian dogma.

                    Choose your path with caution my friend...

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