Thread: Aikido vs....
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Old 08-03-2005, 09:33 AM   #39
Ron Tisdale
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Re: Aikido vs....

Well, by going back in my mind to my wrestling days, and a very minimal amount of time on the mat with folks who know this stuff, its gotten me this far...

I think if you have any body to body conceptualization of what happens on the ground, you can really gain a lot just by paying attenttion. Sure, there's a vocabulary to learn, and no, you're not going to be a wiz on the ground, but just the basics gives you an advantage over a total newbie, as well as the ability to avoid the major pitfalls.

I guess the real case I'm trying to make is that you don't need to leave your aikido training for a year of solid bjj training...some basic seminar type instruction, getting familiar with the postures and language, and some idea of basic transitions / openings can go a long way to supplimenting your aikido for when you end up where you don't want to be...

Best,
Ron

Ron Tisdale
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