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Old 10-30-2010, 07:49 PM   #138
Michael Varin
Dojo: Aikido of Fresno
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 567
Re: aikido vs jiu-jitsu

Jeff Wilkinson wrote:
I just mean the stuff I see in cagefighting isn't exactly the most relaxed, or technique and skill base. More on aggression and fitness imo.
I wouldn't be too sure of that. What are you basing your assessment on?

Your skill level has to be substantially higher than your opponent to make things look clinical when your opponent is trying to beat you.

One that comes to mind was the fight between Georges Saint-Pierre and Dan Hardy earlier this year. You might be able to find it online. Total domination, but even in that fight GSP couldn't finish Hardy.

"Through aiki we can feel the mind of the enemy who comes to attack and are thus able to respond immediately." - M. Mochizuki
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