Re: Shihan vs Fighters
The futility of this discussion is that no serious competitor in MMA is only going to train in one "style". That's right, not even BJJ (heck even in the early Vale Tudo/UFC matches, you could see the Gracies working bag drills and sparring with strikers)! So that whole thing is kind of a moot point.
Which then gets back to the real issue of why are you training and is your training meeting your needs (and are you meeting the requirements of your training)?
If you are meeting your goals (which are rarely static, they change - just like life) with your aikido training and being honest about what you're training in aikido -- what's the problem?
Last edited by Budd : 03-21-2007 at 07:26 AM.