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Old 01-05-2010, 03:51 PM   #93
Join Date: Apr 2009
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Re: My Experiences in Cross Training MMA with Aikido

Reuben Yap wrote: View Post
Well I wouldn't know how devastating Steven Seagal is in real life but

1) Against a common thug:

This is what I am hoping to answer, and I am tending towards yes with more realistic training.

2) Against a trained fighter:

No, but Aikido wasn't intended as such and I don't see it as a failing.

In Aikido we learn to train without resistance but we must train for a common thug's resistance (at higher grades) if we are practicing Aikido also for its self defence element.
Strange...I was told multiple attackers, with bladed weapons.

"Even through surrounded by a great number of enemy
View them as one person
And so fight on!"
-from O'sensei's Doka
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