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07-10-2003, 10:30 AM
If you couldnt study any style Aikido, what other Martial Art would you consider doing and why?

I would like to do either:

BJJ, because I really enjoy grappling.

Hsing I, because I think its the coolest Chinese Martial art. I like the very linear moves and interesting strikes.

Shorinji Kempo, I've just been reading about it in "Modern Bujutsu and Budo". Looks like a great mix of ranges and movements.

07-10-2003, 11:04 AM
Hi Chris,

There's a dojo near me that offers Shinto Muso-ryu jo. This is a koryu art (old school), and they're selective about what students they'll take. I've been facinated by the koryu arts, and I like training with the jo. I understand that SMR jo is technically unlike anything I do in aikido, but it sounds really neat.

Otherwise, I'd love to stody kendo. Again, it is technically unlike aiki-ken, but from what I've read, the kata and competitions sound like a lot of fun.

In any case, I'd have to cut back on my aikido training to study the SMR jo -- their classes are at the same time as my dojo's classes. And there's no kendo offered in my area. :(



Larry Feldman
07-10-2003, 03:01 PM
I started in Hakko Ryu Ju Jitsu and always wanted to return, but as I get older Tai Chi starts sounding better to me.

07-10-2003, 03:16 PM
Hi Cris!

I would explore Kendo and Iaido!!,.. those are very nice,... maybe go back to Judo (I did some when I was 7 or 8 years old),.. But Aikido is always on the first place!!!:p

07-10-2003, 07:49 PM
I would really like to get back into kung fu and would like to get into katori shinto ryu but that is the same time as aikido. I am also doing some aiki-jujits, also during aikido time.


07-10-2003, 08:09 PM
Doing Judo, would love to do some kenjutsu but don't have the time.

I think I would tend to stay within the Japanese martial arts but alter the separation between players. That way I don't get too confused.

07-10-2003, 09:15 PM
I'd like to pick up kung-fu again, that was such fun. I'd also like to give something more 'ancient' a try, like Daito-ryu or kenjutsu.


07-10-2003, 09:22 PM
Any Chinese internal art with its fangs intact, so I have something to do when I retire besides sitting around, sipping tea and tending to the songbirds.

Kyri Honigh
07-10-2003, 10:30 PM
Hi guys!

I'd like to train in either Daito-Ryu Jiu-jitsu.Iaido as my swordstyle.Muay Thai or Kyokoshinkai as my striking art.These are the arts I'm interested in to complement my core art, aikido, in the far future.LOL...this japanese stuff is unmasterable!!! :grr: :D

Clayton Drescher
07-11-2003, 12:37 AM
Kyudo definitely. The mechanics of the Japanese bow are so interesting and I think I would really appreciate the calmness and peace taught in that art. And how fun is shooting arrows?...am I right?!?


07-11-2003, 04:45 AM
In no particular order:


perhaps also:

sigh... life is way to short.... :D

Ghost Fox
07-11-2003, 06:11 AM
For Me:


Hsing-I -> Pa Qua -> Tai Qi Chuan





The list goes on and on.

07-11-2003, 06:31 AM
San Shou/San Da - for striking in an environment where trips, takedowns and high amplitude throws are allowed

Folkstyle Wrestling - for the atheticism and ground work

Kali Ilustrimo - for the stick and knife work

I could probably list a dozen "one-shot" things (week long seminars in X) that I'd like to do for the experience but have no plans on continuing

Hanna B
07-11-2003, 06:32 AM
An internal Chinese art, such as Bagua.

Bujinkan (that is, what most of you refer to as "ninjutsu").

Hontai Yoshin Ryu, or some other type of koryu jujutsu.

Wing Chun.

Something swordrelated.


07-11-2003, 07:54 AM
I do, and would continue, to study FMA (Filipino Martial Arts: Kali, Escrima, Arnis).

07-11-2003, 09:02 AM
Tai Chi, kali, kenjutsu, kyudo.

07-11-2003, 10:04 AM
If you couldnt study any style Aikido, what other Martial Art would you consider doing and why?
Kooky timing - I nearly had to give aikido away recently due to money troubles.

So for me, context is important.

eg: Depends on *WHO* would be teaching. Gotta gel with the atmosphere of the dojo and the teachers.

Given the my current situation (location, ppl offering training, needs, money, time etc)




Boxing (maybe)

Given "ideal" circumstances, I might add freestyle wrestling, judo, jujitsu, hapkido, sambo, TKD, ninjitsu....etc etc etc etc


C. Emerson
07-12-2003, 07:39 AM

Usagi Yojimbo
07-12-2003, 08:08 PM

Drunken Boxing (good luck finding an instructor and new kidney, but that has to be the coolest, most unpredictable fighting style ever, love the stuff!)

Ninjistu (that'll take a while as well, but the motivation is obvious!)

Zodiaken (If there is a such a thing, if I am mistaken of the name, please correct me, good variety in techniques based on the different animals of the Chinese Zodiak)

Pancratium (just plain brutal, has to be effective...to bad the Greeks wore it out)

Shaolin Kung Fu (never seen a martial artist like I have a Shaolin monk, some crazy guys, perfecting there skills like its no bodies buisness, they hold MUCH respect with me)

...maybe Sumo Wrestling...to bad I only weigh 125...

07-13-2003, 02:18 AM
For a long term budo beside aikido,I'd like to try kenjutsu/iaido, bcos I know I can sharpen my aikido by learning this art.

On the fighting side, BJJ is interesting too, also I'd like to try more on silat since it covers all fighting range (medium, punching, close, and grappling) and Bajiquan Kungfu.

07-13-2003, 02:52 AM
Having had extensive training in Okinawan Kempo, Ryukyu Kempo, and BJJ...

I would train in Shorinji Kempo.

I have had the honor of training with Hirayama Kazuo Sensei on many occasions and his style is very "Aiki" and has helped me immensely in my training.

07-16-2003, 07:37 AM
I also study Pekiti Tirsia Kali. Very different from aikido...

07-16-2003, 08:09 AM
Or maybe Wang Chung Do.

One hit and it's over.....

Jim ashby
07-16-2003, 01:53 PM

07-16-2003, 11:08 PM
Or maybe Wang Chung Do. One hit and it's over.....

Oh c'mon! What about Dance Hall Days?! Everybody always forgets about Dance Hall Days :p


Sita Nanthavong
07-18-2003, 03:01 PM
If you couldnt study any style Aikido, what other Martial Art would you consider doing and why?
Currently studying Modern Arnis under the tutelidge of Master Jose Bueno and TJ Gonzales.

Not sure if I should mention Aikijitsu or not since it's very similar to Aikido. :)

Also studying Tang Soo Do (Korean version of Karate) under Mike Ross.

I'd really love to learn Iaido, Kung Fu, and the art where you learn to use the fan!