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Old 09-16-2007, 08:45 PM   #19
G DiPierro
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Re: Aikido vs. Kickboxing (video)

This video is fairly typical aikido in that the techniques are overly complex, unrealistic, and only possible with the assistance of a trained and compliant uke. The only thing novel about it is that he is doing these techniques against kicking attacks, which are usually not seen in aikido. Otherwise, there is nothing new here.

The title is also misleading since this is not aikido "vs" kickboxing at all, but merely aikido performed (and that word is very descriptive) using compliant kicking attacks as the initial movement. Had he actually been fighting against a decent kickboxer I seriously doubt that he could get off any of the techniques demonstrated in the video.

Last edited by G DiPierro : 09-16-2007 at 08:49 PM.
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