View Single Post
Old 03-20-2010, 04:20 AM   #21
sakumeikan
Dojo: Sakumeikan N.E. Aikkai .Newcastle upon Tyne.
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,133
United Kingdom
Offline
Re: aikido Vs ju jitsu

Quote:
George Howard wrote: View Post
...I wonder if he ever took up aikido. Maybe he's a dan grade by now...

Ahmad: I believe the fight you refer to was Masahiko Kimura, apparently regarded as the greatest ever judoka, Vs Helio Gracie, the man who created BJJ/Gracie jiu-jitsu:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helio_g..._versus_Gracie
Dear GG,
While Kimura Sensei was an undoubted master of Judo he was beaten in a contest [the only time in his career ] by Kenshiro Abbe 8th Dan , founder of Kyu Shin Do .Abbe Sensei , having met him ,was in my opinion one of the greatest Martial artists ever.Abbe Sensei , was also a student of Aikido , and he was instrumental in bringing Aikido to the U.K.On a personal note , seeing Abbe Sensei and training with him in Aikido, inspired me to study Aikido.I was at that time studying Judo.As a judoka Abbe Sensei may well be the greatest ever.
  Reply With Quote