Re: ?? Exaggeration in Aikido ??
I agree! Having a judo background, I realize that if I were to use a grip on an Aikidoka's arm, I would be in trouble! Nikyo, Ikkyo could easily be applied. And believe it or not, there are quite a few Judokas that don't realize this (although, many do). The thing that most Aikidoka (Although some do) don't realize is that if they get there center taken (which is what Judokas are masters at), and end up on the ground with one of these Judo guys, they will be in a world of trouble! And lets not forget that higher levels of judo practice various forms of Jujitsu, which is similar to Aikido. BJJ is in my opinion a street-combat ground style Jujitsu that compliments Aikido perfectly!!! Because, you don't necessarily want to be an the ground (that could in itself be dangerous), but if you do you will have the advantage over an unskilled ground fighter.
Last edited by Roy : 07-27-2005 at 04:17 PM.