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Keoni May's Blog Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 05-20-2007 07:47 PM
I have heard from people, who have not had any real life fighting experience, argue about pure Aikido vs. Atemi Aikido.

They equate pure dojo training, as real fighting experience. There also seems to be intellectuals who have not fought in the real world, who have convinced many others, that you don't need to train for the real world.

Those with real life experience, are portrayed as not knowing Aikido, as well as not knowing real life fighting.
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In General New Generation vs. Old Generation - Part 2 Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #3 New 11-15-2008 09:00 PM
New Generation have done it once again. They have started to look for technique flaws, before they have even developed a little skill, with any technique. They tend to resist techniques being taught to them and tend to brag about the short comings of the techniques being taught to them.

Old generation has now resorted to full bore, elephant gun, tactics and techniques. New Generation have been leaving foot prints on walls, floor, and on rare moments, ceiling.

The complaints have started to surface about the inferior techniques being taught to them, even though, they were thrown with the same alleged inferior techniques.


When students look for the flaws, in the techniques that they are being taught, they will never learn. They automatically think that a criminal is thinking along the same lines as they are.

This is not the case. Criminals constantly practice their fighting techniques, until they work.

They do look for flaws. However, they remove any movement that defeats their technique. A student wants to defeat the technique all together.


Students have correlated that if they do a specified number of repetitions, that they will achieve instinctive movements and instinctive techniques.

Training to develop instinctive movements and instinctive techniques, vary with every student. A movement or technique must be natural, instinctive, and without thought.

This is the ultimate level of mastering a technique.


O Sensei was a combat army veteran, a street fighter, and a martial artist, who taught the way of harmony, and peace through Aikido.

He removed pre-WW 2 techniques, that would not get past the Occupational Forces scrutiny.

Perfection of character and soul was to be achieved through the practice of Aikido. No competition training had merit and great value. Tournament fighting was frowned on because it did not permit the perfection of technique.

Therefore, the perfection of character without competition, was an ultimate goal and achievement.


Did your technique taste blood, was the term that was used, during the Vietnam War, for martial arts techniques that worked. Tons of sets and reps were not required once your technique tasted blood.

Normally, I would never mention it, however, now is as good as any, to tell it how it really was. This was not a fully shared term of art.

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