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Old 10-31-2010, 05:57 PM   #140
Chris Evans
Location: Berkeley, CA.
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 169
Re: aikido vs jiu-jitsu

my limited understanding is that
Aikido seems to specialized in the take-down phase, or the clinch, area of no-weapon martial arts;
most Kara-Te (or karate/TKD) specialize in the contact phase, the stand-up;
Jiujitsu (esp. BJJ) specialize in on the ground while Judo practice evenly on take-downs and on ground.

if you're "playing*" jiujitsu than you must work on jiujitsu to counter.

Judo or Jiujitsu's a lot of fun and a great workout.

*it's either a game (with judges and prizes) or it's Budo (of life and death matter)."

"The state that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting by fools."
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