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Old 09-08-2009, 08:29 PM   #9
Jason Morgan
Dojo: Santa Fe College Aikido Club
Location: Gainesville, FL
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 14
Re: Thai Boxing & Aikido: Thoughts & Feedback.

In my experience Aikido requires atemi (strikes) to create openings for techniques. Muay thai would give you the training necessary to be competent with atemi. Another thought is that muay thai will give you more tools at the clinch range (utilizing elbows and knees) which can create openings for techniques.

Try a striking combo into a clinch where you have underhooks then spin tenkan and go into a Nishio style nikkyo.
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