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Old 02-10-2007, 02:13 AM   #29
Location: Auckland
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 971
New Zealand
Re: I Need Aikido ?'s Answered PLEASE!


First of all I think it's a looooong stretch to go from tomiki to UFC champion - despite the much discussed simlarities between the *strategy* of BJJ and Aikido (which I agree with).

You've talked alot about the benefit of "submissions". I'm not sure I agree with this. Sure submissions are great, and a big part of both Aikido and BJJ. But at the end they are not the focus, of the arts simply the outcome. In fact the biggest mistakes I see being made in both arts is an over focus on submissions. In Aikido the focus should be on off balancing, blending and leading. In BJJ, positional dominance. Submissions are the icing that's all imo.

"When your only tool is a hammer every problem starts to look like a nail"
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