I do train regularly in MMA. Thats why I'm asking Aikidoka why they don't spar more. I don't believe I've ever seen an Aikido school do what I would call sparring. The most intense I've ever seen Aikido schools get would be under Seagal sensei, but that is still defiantly not sparring.
That is a great post! And my sentiments exactly. I do believe in non competitive, yet resistive training, I think we should all do it!
Alex Lawrence wrote:
I mean kata work, which is what Aikido largely is, can teach you perfect technique in a perfect environment. Reality
Thats the point I was getting at, you seldom get perfect environment, so you should diversify your training.