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Misguided ramblings Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 07-14-2007 04:40 PM
Possibly an endless train of possibly Aikido related thought.
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  #99 New 09-29-2011 09:52 PM
Bob suggested that ASAP I should start a saturday class. I quite like the idea it has to be said but my ideas on what should be taught are not quite mainstream.

Sensei has plans to establish our dojo within the Aikido world and Bob and I think we can do better than that. Actually Bob and I think that if Aikido is going to survive we have to do better than that.

I don't see what future there is in Aikido if the demographics stay as they are, assuming that the demographics are uniform across Aikido. Fifty year old shodans and seventy year old yondans teaching kyu grades in their 40's isn't going to cut it at some point the art will become an irrelevence or die of old age.

I would actually say that Aikido is becoming an irrelvence in the martial arts; we live in a MMA and internet dominated environment if we don't engage with that reality then we cease to have relevence in the eyes of propective students and I want to change that.

What I want to do is take the syllabus and defenestrate it and teach oyo waza from day one from punches and kicks so that from day one people can see the relevence of Aikido and once they see that then we can bring in the traditional syllabus because then people will have a reason to learn it.

Then I want to go out there and bounce thai boxers around like rag dolls, which isn't difficult, and when we're finished with them I want to see if we can't stuff the BJJ guys too and you know what that means.

My only problem is Sensei's approach to this and by extention what his seniors will say about it cuz I have the feeling that the sacred syllabus and tradition aren't going to be something I'll just be allowed to ignore even if the results are stunning.
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#1 09-30-2011 09:54 AM
Diana Frese Says:
My husband likes traditional Aikido but he also loved cross training with his brother who studied different martial arts, and wrestling. Maybe you could label the Saturday class a certain way, and it would be an entry for people from other arts, and those not interested could stick to the other classes. The dojo cho might agree to it "If properly labeled!

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