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Old 09-16-2009, 12:25 AM   #12
TEARO
Dojo: Agatsu Aikido,Montreal
Location: Brossard,QC
Join Date: Aug 2009
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Re: Thai Boxing & Aikido: Thoughts & Feedback.

I've practiced both (still practicing Aikido) and I don't think they could complement each other. The reason I don't think they complement each other is the way you have to hunch your back in Muay Thai so you won't fall or back off easly in exchange of punches and in Aikido your back has to be straight all the times!
plus in Aikido your hips are always forward but in Muay Thai your body is slightly turned to the right (or left if you're southpaw) so you can harness power by the turn of the hips when punching or what ever.
But I have practiced both and had fun in both,I did try to mix both while practicing with a friend,and it didn't work well.
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