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Old 04-15-2007, 03:57 PM   #36
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Re: MMA as catalyst for change in Aikido?

I find myself occassionally watching MMA and I applaud the atheleticism and skill of many of the "fighters". However, I also have interacted with several practicioners of MMA and most of these occurences have left a bad taste in my mouth--the majority of them simply have no respect for Aikido. I often have tried to explain the philosophical aspects of our wonderful art and demonstrate the coveted "street effectiveness" with no avail. I concur with other members of this the future Aikido will attract an intellectual, and increasingly philisophical portion of martial artists.

An art of peace when many want everything but!
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