Re: Top 10 Reasons Why You Joined Aikido
I read about US Navy Seals and Green Berets being taught Aikido during the 60's and 70's.
Fight sceens in movies featuring aikido looked pretty neat.
Enjoyed touching on the spiritual side of the art.
During the first night in class my sensei outlined the weaknesses and disadvantages of aikido and didn't bullshit me.
My training didn't feel rushed like Taekwondo ("If you train every class you can be a blackbelt in a year!")
Learning additional martial arts now but continue with Aikido because I enjoy the people I train with, enjoy the environment and used aikido effectively during self defense situations (IMO) validating the normal question 'does it work in a real fight'.
Last edited by Guilty Spark : 02-14-2009 at 08:54 AM.