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Old 01-04-2007, 08:12 AM   #1
Joe Bowen
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Dojo: Yongsan Aikikai
Location: But now I'm in the UK
Join Date: Sep 2004
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So What Is a Fight Anyway?

I saw the following posted on in another thread and I feel the need to comment on it. I know some people might interpret this as an attack on the poster but what I'm trying to do is use the ideas presented here to elucidate some things.

I am an aikidoka and a BJJ dude. I could do a video, lets say Michael and I both got together to do one. I could be his fully resistive Uke and we could agree that he would strickly use aikido principles. Lets say I am free to hit him and feint and all that stuff, grapple and take him down. What would it look like? I know most of you want to see Michael continue to maintain the same stylized Aikido that we all say "hey that's aikido". Fact is, I believe, that what you would see would be clinch, takedown, dominate, submit.
Michael would say, cool, my aikido works, I'd say cool good aikido Michael. All you watching would say "hey that is MMA, I thought they were going to show aikido!"
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