The Aikido taught in the 1950s/60s by Kenshiro Abbe and Tadashi Abe included Karate style kicking and punching in every warm up session, which we continue to do. I had taught my son the old way.
My son Rik Ellis MMA fought a 6th dan in Taekwondo, I advised Rik to enter and take his opponent down before he could use his kicks for which he had a reputation of being very effective - Rik entered and the fight lasted just 27 seconds.
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Rik Ellis vs Taekwondo http://www.youtube.com/embed/2h-Whhq...eature=player_