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Old 01-03-2008, 05:06 PM   #75
Kevin Leavitt
 
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Re: I'm Leaving Aikido

Matthew wrote:

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've looked for real time Aikido examples on YouTube and haven't found much either
I think this is because it ends up looking like grappling, MMA, or other forms of non-compliant jiujitsu.

The dynamics of how we train in aikido, while principally sound, do not carry over as a direct dynamic of reality. This is why you find guys like me that study aikido for many years, then proceed to go out and get their ass handed to them by someone that could careless how long you studied aikido, or how you do a proper iriminage!

There are those out there that can demonstrate aikido principles in non-compliance..the problem is, it ends up looking like other stuff, and it the teaching point of aikido gets lost...so why bother?

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