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Old 10-08-2008, 04:22 PM   #14
Kevin Leavitt
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Re: No Aikido dojo - what now?? :(

I think it depends on what kind of jiujitsu it is. Alot of JJ in europe is "sport" or "technique" oriented.

If I had my choice, I'd chose Judo over JJ if that is the case. If it is of the Brazilian style, that is, a grappling based JJ, then I'd say consider it.

Frankly, I think that developing a base in Judo goes along way in learning aikido.

As someone said above, it is alot about the mindset and philosophy at first.

I lived in Germany for 4 years, and did not practice aikido, but BJJ/Grappling and it served me well in my aikido development.

Good luck!

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