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udoka1
12-19-2002, 04:20 PM
hello everyone, my question is simple, im interested in cross training in another style and im wondering what style do you think would benefit my aikido training? ive been training in aikido for about a year and a half and ive also had 3 yrs tkd when i was younger but didnt really like it. ive heard bjj is a good complimentery art, but i dont know. any suggestions from people practicing other styles would be much appreciated. thanx!!!!!

MikeE
12-19-2002, 04:29 PM
I had 8 years of Kempo before getting heavy into Aikido...it made for a difficult transition.

I do train in BJJ...its a nice complement to Aikido (for me anyway).

I also train in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu on occasion and I have no problems with it messing up my Aikido.

BTW, I have 14 years of Aikido in...I don't know if a year is enough to be able to keep stuff straight.

Then again, it may help you.

SeiserL
12-20-2002, 08:06 AM
I trained before, during, and still in FMA (Filipino Martial Arts: Kali/Escrima), and find it complements well.

IMHO, it all complements once you get past the basics and see the similiarites more than the differences.

Until again,

Lynn

aiki_what
12-20-2002, 08:19 AM
Oops! Wrong Forum....Thought this was "question for cross dressers" ;)

erikmenzel
12-20-2002, 08:26 AM
Oops! Wrong Forum....Thought this was "question for cross dressers" ;)
How do you mean wrong forum?? Guys running around in the dojo being proud to wear a skirt.:D :D :D

Sounds like you are in the right place anyway.:eek:

bob_stra
12-20-2002, 10:20 AM
hello everyone, my question is simple, im interested in cross training in another style and im wondering what style do you think would benefit my aikido training?
ppl may disagree with me, but I feel that previous training in boxing / kickboxing judo, bjj has made my transition easier. Esp the judo training.

Concurrent studies... dunno, depends on who you are as a person, what's available and the training atmosophere.

Having said that, boxing might be worth a look?

opherdonchin
12-20-2002, 10:31 AM
I found Tai Chi very helpful and there was a long thread with lots of people saying similar things not too long ago.

udoka1
12-20-2002, 01:51 PM
im diggin on all the feedback thanx guys!!!!!

udoka1
12-20-2002, 01:56 PM
has anyone out there heard of or practiced kajukenbo? they have a dojo right down the street from me.

Darrell Aquino
12-20-2002, 03:34 PM
Yeah Geoff. Kajukenbo was founded in Hawaii. It's a mixed fighting style strictly for the streets. I've actually trained in a style that has kajukenbo roots and even got to learn from the founder Sijo Adriano Emperado. Definitely different from aikido, but there are techniques that has the roots of aikido.

Darrell

mattholmes
12-20-2002, 05:15 PM
I come from a Shotokan karate background. I am biased to it, then, but I highly recommend it. In terms of beginning students "using" Aikido in a fight, I think the striking aspect is more important than some Aikido proponents represent.

Separately, JKA Shotokan teaches a lot that is quite useful to studying Aikido. For instance, the powerful hip rotation is emphasized, and moving from the center. It has more hard style practice, which is useful for developing strength and concentration in technique.

That's my two cents.

Matt